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Air board votes to move forward with Virginia’s withdrawal from Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2022 CONTACT Jessica Sims, jessica@appvoices.org, 804-356-1228 Richmond, Va. — Today, the seven-member citizen Air Pollution Control Board voted 4-1 (with 2 abstaining) to move forward with Virginia’s withdrawal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a

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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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Fighting for RGGI and the climate

Communications intern Noah Vickers reports on six climate rallies that recently took place in support of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in Virginia.

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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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Virginia approves draft rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants

Contact: Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Kelley Galownia, Virginia Conservation Network, 571-403-4625, Kelley@vcnva.org RICHMOND – The State Air Pollution Control Board today unanimously approved the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)’s proposed draft regulations under Executive Directive 11 to

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Virginia inches closer to a carbon market

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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