Archive: Air Quality in NC

  • Cooper vetoes elections board and technical corrections bills

    As expected, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the General Assembly’s most recent attempt to restructure the state’s elections and ethics enforcement agencies. He also vetoed a “technical corrections” measure, rejecting two provisions in the catch-all legislation. The vetoes extend Cooper’s record. He has vetoed 28 bills since taking office…

  • Expert: Beware Global Warming Bias

    RALEIGH — A North Carolina group studying global warming needs to beware of “pervasive bias” in the debate, according to Virginia’s state climatologist. Pat Michaels says negative reports about global-warming projections outnumber positive reports by a 15-1 ratio. Related NC Air Quality Articles: Commission speakers debate emissions Utilities urge limits…

  • ‘Warming’ Skeptic Stresses Costs

    RALEIGH — North Carolina would put itself into an “infinitely indefensible” position if it tries to take steps on its own to curb global warming, according to Robert Balling, one of the nation’s leading global-warming “skeptics.” Related NC Environment Articles: Geologist: Outer Banks in danger…

  • Critics: Climate Panel Not Balanced

    RALEIGH — A commission to study the effects of global climate change, established by the General Assembly this year, could be constituted to arrive at a foregone conclusion because of its makeup, some critics say. Environmental groups, which have constantly issued dire threats about the dangers of global warming, are…

  • Wrong on Pollution Facts — Again

    A new story alleges NC air quality is among the worst in the US and can't be improved without pushing mass transit and Smart Growth. Just goes to show the persistence of myths.

  • Trains May Worsen Air Pollution

    Advocates of mass transit can cast aspersions all they like, but it is they who cling to the notion that rail lines will improve air quality even though research and common sense suggest they won’t.