Environmentalists link auto, coal power plant emissions to severe VA storms; critics disagree

4-10-13-imageVirginia environmental activists say man-made global warming is responsible for a growing number and intensity of storms — including many that strike Virginia. They are calling for stricter government regulations on carbon monoxide emissions from cars and coal-fired power plants. But others, like the Cato Institute in Washington, say our country’s impact on the atmosphere is already negligible, and increasing storm damage is largely the result of a growing population building more homes in harm’s way. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

04-11 VA Environment Wrap-WEB

Click here for the Environment Virginia report.

Click here for Cato Institute’s global warming web page.

 

 

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