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NC sea level rise report about to be issued. State panel still clinging to gospel of Gore.

The drive-bys tell us that a state panel is about to release its forecasted projections on the rise of the sea level on the North Carolina coast.  This report will likely be a key factor in developing regulations governing property insurance and development along the…

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The UN influencing North Carolina’s sea level rise report?

We’ve reported extensively on the on-going saga with the Coastal Resources Commission and their, um, “struggle”  to comply with the legislature’s instructions to produce a balanced, science-based sea level rise report. Some people’s eyes may glaze over in sheer boredom from this topic.  But it’s…

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Why lead when you can hide behind a B.S. commission or even SUE ???

Governor Pat McCrory is ratcheting up his efforts to bring the same GOP base infuriation and screwing-over tactics he perfected in Charlotte to a much larger statewide audience.  The legislature set up a commission for dealing with Duke Energy’s coal ash spill in the Dan River….

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Monkey Business Report: NC DENR and the Sea Level Study

We posted earlier about a little kerfluffle going on within Gov. Pat’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources.  It appears that some radical environmentalists nested tightly within the bureaucracy are bullying a McCrory appointee to stack an important DENR study committee in favor of the Al…

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Feeling heat, McCrory enviro-appointee responds to lefty bias accusations

We posted earlier about the apparent efforts of a McCrory appointee to prevent the seating of three global-warming skeptics on a key NC DENR panel studying the issue of sea levels.  The panel was charged by the legislature with studying the issue of sea level…

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Bonner Bridge is falling down (And what’s up with Lyons Gray?)

We’ve come to realize there is A LOT of “theatre” in politics.  Both sides holler about the other doing the little people wrong.  Both sides claim to have the best interests of the people at heart — to be good stewards of their money.  The…

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Blueprinting McCrory, NCGOP on coal ash?

Early in the McCrory era in Raleigh, we learned about a nefarious plot by lefty groups and their media allies to slime and slander and “eviscerate” our new governor and his fellow Republicans on Jones Street. BlueprintNC advertises itself as a warm-and-fuzzy little lefty group seeking…

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Coastal residents going toe-to-toe with environmentalists on controversial projects

Residents on The Outer Banks are getting fed up with an environmental group that has tied up construction of an important new bridge for that community.  The residents’ struggle has earned them some powerful new allies in the form of state legislative leaders and Gov….

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Mainstream media continues with John Skvarla’s colonoscopy

Do you remember the name of Bev Perdue’s DENR secretary?  His name was Dee Freeman.   Search for him on Google, and you get a total of TWO mainstream media stories — arguably softballs — on the first page.  Try the same thing with Pat McCrory’s…

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Skvarla @ DENR: So far, so good

      The developments so far  at DENR — and the ensuing reaction of the loony left and its media allies — are starting to give me some hope for Team Pat in Raleigh. John Frank at The N&O is sounding the alarm about…