Tag:environment

  • Let the science decide on PFAS in water

    Saying “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances” is a mouthful—so let’s stick with the common abbreviation for this group of man-made chemicals: PFAS. And no, you don’t want a mouthful of them. If consumed in high concentrations, PFAS may be harmful to human health. But we don’t know how high a concentration…

  • N.C. DEQ’s Donald van der Vaart pans EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    Donald van der Vaart, secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, outlines his concerns about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Van der Vaart offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 649).

  • VIDEO: Top N.C. Environmental Regulator Tallies Clean Power Plan’s Costs

    RALEIGH — The federal government’s proposal to restrict carbon dioxide emissions from power plants across the country could boost North Carolina’s electricity prices by as much as 22 percent, according to some estimates. The environmental benefits would be almost nonexistent. That’s the assessment from the head of the newly renamed…

  • N.C. DEQ’s van der Vaart discusses Clean Power Plan’s costs

    Donald van der Vaart, secretary of the newly renamed N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, tallies costs associated with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Van der Vaart offered these comments during a Sept. 21, 2015, speech for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of…

  • Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson discusses climate intimidation letter

    Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal managing editor, discusses three Democratic U.S. senators’ letter to the John Locke Foundation and more than 100 other groups seeking 10 years of documentation linked to work on climate change. Henderson offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No.