Special column adapted from the Front Porch Blog: Trump’s administration has set a dangerous precedent of relying on dishonesty and alternative facts instead of addressing the scientific truths behind coal and climate change.
By holding only one public hearing for the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, Scott Pruitt is once again working against the EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment.
Despite promises made by President Donald Trump to revive the coal industry, CEOs from the region’s largest utilities have stated that they don’t intend to return to burning coal to make electricity.
On Sept. 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments concerning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.
As the Obama administration draws to a close, several regulations set to safeguard the environment and public health are either not finalized or tied up in the court system.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has postponed hearing challenges to the federal Clean Power Plan until September. This plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
Environmental groups are challenging Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed plan to construct a new nuclear facility as part of its alternative energy initiative.
The shift to a clean energy economy in Virginia faces many obstacles — extreme mining, extreme drilling, and apparently extreme legislating. The General Assembly, after failing during session to wrest authority from the governor over the state’s compliance with the Clean Power Plan, used a budgetary ploy after session that handicaps the administration’s efforts.
Virginians gathered for a Day of Action on April 2 to remind Governor McAuliffe of his commitment to cut carbon and focus on renewable energy job creation for the Commonwealth.
Challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan are now going through the legal system.