Freedom Newspapers turned to John Locke Foundation Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato for insight about the supposed links between global warming and rising sea levels. The resulting article ran in the Burlington Times-News, Gaston Gazette, Kinston Free Press, and New Bern Sun Journal. Meanwhile, the Heartland Institute’s Environment and Climate News featured an article from Carolina Journal contributor Hal Young discussing a controversial ban on plastic bottles in North Carolina landfills. The same publication quoted JLF Legal and Regulatory Policy Analyst Daren Bakst discussing a dispute over high-speed trains in California. Bakst also discussed in a post for the lessons the recent Haitian earthquake disaster offers about extreme climate policies.