Environment

Kamala Harris disembarks from Air Force 2 in RI

Under RI’s Act on Climate, can I sue Kamala Harris for her strange visit to Rhode Island?

By Justin Katz | May 6, 2021 |

A photo that Governor Dan McKee posted on his Facebook page, shown as the featured image for this post, caught my eye.  That’s an awfully big plane to carry one person hundreds of miles for tarmac handshakes with VIPs, a photo op with some local professionals, and a quick run to a neighborhood bookstore.  How…

A solar farm in the forest.

“Green” solar has eaten up about 4,000 acres of private forest land in RI and MA.

By Justin Katz | May 5, 2021 |

When government creates incentives, even with good intentions, it has an effect on people’s behavior.  Clark University Geography Professor John Rogan tells Scott O’Connell of the Telegram & Gazette, out of Worcester, that his team was surprised by the extent of damage solar mandates have done in these parts: According to Rogan, through a combination of…

Mark Zaccaria on Rhody Reporter

We’re all just guessing at the many ways Act on Climate will bite.

By Justin Katz | May 4, 2021 |

Progressives touted the “teeth” that the Act on Climate bill gave RI environmental mandates, but it has fallen to the opposition to explain what that might mean. In his latest Rhody Reporter segment Mark Zaccaria on Ocean State Current, Mark Zaccaria lays out a scenario in which a local government loses complete control over its own…

Mike Stenhouse and Christopher Carlozzi on In the Dugout

RI is increasingly governed by convenient truths.

By Justin Katz | April 30, 2021 |

And thus do the disconnected themes of Mike Stenhouse’s In the Dugout show, yesterday, come together — disagreeing with Dan Yorke, talking TCI with the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Rhode Island director Christopher Carlozzi, and discussing COVID mask mandates with Andrew Bostom.

A burning car

Act on Climate and TCI: The Plan to Impoverish Rhode Island

By Justin Katz | April 29, 2021 |

Predictably, the Transportation and Climate Initiative is being proclaimed as the transportation sector’s component of the central plan that will allow Rhode Island to achieve its aggressive emissions reduction goals. But what should we make of the fact that it isn’t nearly harsh enough?

Mike Stenhouse and Stanley Kurtz on In the Dugout

We’re being duped on energy policy and civics education.

By Justin Katz | April 21, 2021 |

Today on his In the Dugout show, Mike Stenhouse interviewed National Review’s Stanley Kurtz on the subject of duplicitous civics-education legislation and RI Senate candidate Charles Callanan ​on the costs to you of RI’s Green New Deal.

A man fuels his car

Coalition Looks for TCI Sanity from McKee

By Justin Katz | April 20, 2021 |

During a time of hoped-for economic recovery after COVID lockdowns, a coalition of state, national, and local groups is asking Governor Daniel McKee to reverse his predecessor’s pledge for the Ocean State to join a handful of others in imposing a new gas tax.

Study Finds that Twirlie Lightbulbs Pose Health Hazard (In Addition to the Mercury!)

By Monique Chartier | January 5, 2013 |

While filling in at WPRO last week, John Loughlin shared a political rumor that Governor Chafee might take a position in the Obama administration – in the Department of Energy as (and it’s possible that John was being facetious about this title) the Deputy Undersecretary of Twirlie Lightbulbs. In that possibly fictional position, Mr. Chafee…

No Global Warming For 15+Years

By Monique Chartier | October 15, 2012 |

The Daily Mail (UK) reports. The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week. The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures. It is interesting that this news…

Diverse Global Warming Developments from the Past Week

By Monique Chartier | October 7, 2012 |

–> The latest proposal for fighting global warming: we need to set in motion help from “above”. To combat global warming, scientists in Scotland now suggest an out-of-this-world solution — a giant dust cloud in space, blasted off an asteroid, which would act like a sunshade for Earth. –> Oopsie, sea levels are not rising…

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