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Sustainable Landscaping: Design Basics

December 30, 2018

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia is holding a class on Sustainable Landscaping: Design Basics on Jan. 9.

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Governor Releases Report Providing Roadmap For Offshore Wind Supply Chain

December 27, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today released a report providing a roadmap for Virginia to develop an offshore wind supply chain to serve emerging offshore wind projects along the East Coast. The report analyzed Virginia’s potential strategic role in the rapidly emerging U.S. offshore wind industry.

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Herring Adds National Climate Assessment To Rulemaking Record On Emissions Standards

December 27, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring, as part of a coalition of 29 states and local governments, has added the Fourth National Climate Assessment into the rulemaking records for the Trump Administration’s proposed rollbacks of the Clean Car Standards and Clean Power Plan.

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AG Herring Moves To Block Seismic Testing And Offshore Drilling In Atlantic Ocean

December 20, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring and a coalition of state attorneys general are moving to intervene in a lawsuit to stop proposed seismic testing that opens the door to oil drilling off the coast of Virginia and other Atlantic Coast states.

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EPA Awards $1.1 Million To Chesapeake Conservancy To Track Environmental Impacts Of Land Use In Bay Watershed

December 19, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has awarded $1,080,000 to the Chesapeake Conservancy so that it can update and improve land use data critical to Chesapeake Bay Restoration.

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Nine States, DC To Design Regional Approach To Cap Greenhouse Gas Pollution From Transportation

December 18, 2018

A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia today announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure.

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January 2019 Public Education Programs

December 15, 2018

The public education events for January 2019 are open to all, but space may be limited for several of them. To reserve a spot, please register online https://mgnv.org/public-education-events/vce-horticulture-programs-registration/.

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Federal Court Throws Out Approval Of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Through National Forests

December 14, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated the U.S. Forest Service’s federal approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests and the Appalachian Trail. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a 600 mile-long $7 billion dollar project proposed to run from West Virginia, through Virginia and North Carolina.   

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Bonamici, Beyer Lead 96 Members Calling On Trump To Act On Climate Change, Defend Findings Of National Climate Assessment

December 14, 2018

U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Ranking Member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Environment Subcommittee, and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee, led 96 members in urging President Trump to heed the dire warnings in the second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment and act on climate change.

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Governor Proposes Major Investments To Protect Virginia’s Water Quality, Accelerate Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

December 12, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced his proposed budget will feature major investments in the protection of Virginia’s natural resources, the first installment of a historic commitment to water quality needs and consistent clean water funding.

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