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Virginia inches closer to a carbon market

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Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality is developing a rule that could significantly limit carbon emissions from power plants in the commonwealth. Developing a carbon trading program would be a sound option.

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Groups blast FERC findings on Mountain Valley Pipeline for fracked gas

Contact information for those quoted provided below. A coalition of landowners and advocacy organizations today condemned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for disregarding the profound and long-lasting human and environmental trauma the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) would cause.

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Wildlife Officials Plan to Reduce Black Bear Population in Virginia

Wildlife officials in Virginia approved a controversial plan to reduce the population of black bears in the state.

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Virginia Takes Lead in Efforts to Reduce Carbon

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has directed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to begin developing a plan to reduce the carbon emissions from the state’s electricity sector.

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Citizens discuss environmental threats and economic priorities during Congressman’s visit

Stanley Sturgill, of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Rep. Grijalva view the Looney Ridge Mine.

People from coal-impacted communities across Central Appalachia recently gathered in Wise County, Va., to share their concerns and ideas with U.S. Representative Raúl Grijalva.

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Governor McAuliffe announces cap on carbon pollution in Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe signs Executive Directive 11 with clean energy advocates. Photo by Mary Rafferty.

In the face of a federal administration bent on rolling back key environmental protections and ignoring climate science, Governor McAuliffe took bold action Tuesday to limit greenhouse gas pollution in Virginia.

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Refuge, Restoration and Radio Silence at Laurel Fork

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In the shadow of a National Radio Astronomy Observatory telescope, Laurel Fork Trails offers scenic views and a rare chance to escape the buzzes and beeps of the technological age.

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VA County Bans Fracking, Maryland Close Behind

Augusta County, Va., became the first county in the commonwealth to ban fracking, and the state of Maryland is close behind.

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Cutting carbon pollution in Virginia: Governor McAuliffe should finish what he started

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In his final year in office, Governor McAuliffe can cement a powerful legacy on climate and the economy by leading the way on environmental protection and climate action.

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Get out the sunscreen: Solar is coming to Southwest Virginia

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The Southwest Virginia Solar Fair on May 9 in Wise, Va., will be a celebration of the upcoming solar development in Southwest Virginia and brings an emerging and exciting effort full circle.

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