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Advocates to rally in Richmond to stay in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2022 CONTACT Jessica Sims, jessica@appvoices.org, 804-356-1228 Richmond, VA — On Wednesday, Dec. 7, advocates for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative will gather in Henrico County to rally in support of the program. Virginia’s participation in

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Local citizen groups express concerns about nuclear development

The announcement comes as a surprise to many key stakeholders in the region, and no local citizen groups were informed about the governor’s visit — nor have any been invited to participate in the planning of the location and development of the new energy infrastructure.

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Advocates rallied statewide to protest move to withdraw Virginia from Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Community members gathered to protest Gov. Youngkin’s plan to withdraw Virginia from RGGI, an action announced by Secretary of Natural Resources Travis Voyles at the State Air Pollution Control Board meeting earlier today.

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Statewide advocates to rally for Virginia to stay in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2022 CONTACT  Jessica Sims, (804) 356-1228 jessica@appvoices.org  Emily Piontek, (314) 562-2341 emily@appvoices.org  Statewide advocates to rally for Virginia to stay in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Events planned for Richmond, Roanoke, Woodbridge, Harrisonburg, Virginia Beach

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Virginia Governor Aims to Remove State from Greenhouse Gas Initiative

In 2021 Gov. Glenn Youngkin campaigned on a promise to get Virginia out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative — a cooperative effort among 12 states to cap and reduce carbon emissions while investing in clean energy, energy efficiency and

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SELC, Appalachian Voices seek release of opinion that Virginia’s withdrawal from RGGI would violate law

A solar installation photo by NREL

CONTACT: Alexandra Werner-Winslow, SELC Communications Manager (VA), awernerwinslow@selcva.org, (434) 977-4090 Peter Anderson, Appalachian Voices Virginia Policy Director, peter@appvoices.org, (434) 249-6446 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Today the Southern Environmental Law Center filed suit in Charlottesville Circuit Court on behalf of Appalachian Voices

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Support shown for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative with a “march backwards”

Marchers rallied support for Virginia's continued participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Photo by Jen Lawhorne

Rallygoers in Richmond opposed Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s efforts to remove Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

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Even as 2022 Virginia General Assembly wraps up, threats of environmental rollbacks continue

Virginia Field Coordinator Jessica Sims observes a session of the House of Delegates. Photo by Jen Lawhorne

With the signing of the budget, the Virginia General Assembly wrapped up a session filled with challenges and disappointments.

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