Tag:air

  • Friday Interview: Air Pollution Lawsuit Squashed

    RALEIGH — A federal appeals court dealt a major blow this year to North Carolina’s efforts to force the Tennessee Valley Authority to cut back its power plant emissions. N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper and others had blamed TVA emissions for air pollution problems in western North Carolina. Carolina Journal…

  • Lawyers Spent Gas-Tax Funds on Beer and Candy

    RALEIGH — Washington lawyers assisting Attorney General Roy Cooper in his suit against the Tennessee Valley Authority used North Carolina gas-tax revenue to purchase alcohol, candy, airline flight upgrades, and valet parking, an investigation by Carolina Journal reveals.

  • Air Quality Official Recruited for Nonprofit on Taxpayer Dime

    RALEIGH — A former official in the N.C. Division of Air Quality charged about $2,000 to his state reimbursement account while traveling for The Climate Registry, an out-of-state nonprofit that seeks to fight global warming. Brock Nicholson, who was deputy director of DAQ until he retired in December, also worked…

  • JLF Report Exposes Pollution Myths

    RALEIGH — Air pollution has been solved as a long-term problem by already-adopted measures that will eliminate most remaining pollution from automobiles and industry in coming years, according to a new report released by the John Locke Foundation. Author Joel Schwartz notes that the recently raised federal ozone standard is…

  • Murky Reporting on Soot

    The Charlotte Observer continues to publish stories with scary warnings about how soot in the air could "prematurely kill thousands of people" annually — even though the Observer knows the the link to lung cancer or heart disease is inconclusive at best.

  • NC Cities Lose Air Service

    CHARLOTTE — December will mark the 100th anniversary of the world’s first airplane flight, which took place at Kitty Hawk. To commemorate the event, the state is conducting a yearlong celebration. But at the same time, several cities in North Carolina are losing scheduled airline service. Aside from the state…