Virginia LCV applauds Governor’s amendment to coal ash bill, urges legislature to act

Mar 22, 2017

RICHMOND – Today, Governor McAuliffe amended Senate Bill 1398 to address shortcomings in the legislation that would have allowed Dominion Power to obtain permits to close coal ash storage facilities prior to disclosing pertinent information to state agencies regarding ongoing […]

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Virginia LCV Announces Delegation Scores from LCV’s 2016 National Environmental Scorecard

Feb 23, 2017

RICHMOND – The Virginia League of Conservation Voters today unveiled scores for Virginia’s congressional delegation released this morning as part of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) 2016 National Environmental Scorecard. The 2016 Scorecard scores votes cast during the second […]

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Virginia LCV applauds Senate’s bipartisan passage of coal ash cleanup bill

Feb 07, 2017

RICHMOND – Today, Senators from both sides of the aisle came together to pass Senate Bill 1398, an important step forward in protecting water quality and public health from the impacts of toxic coal ash. SB 1398, sponsored by State […]

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Virginia LCV backs Washington for Senate, Turpin for House in special election

Jan 03, 2017

RICHMOND – Tuesday, Jan. 10, voters in three legislative districts across the state will cast ballots in special elections to fill vacancies following the advancement of several state legislators to Congress. Today, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters announced its […]

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Virginia LCV applauds record mercury pollution settlement

Dec 15, 2016

RICHMOND – Today, state and federal officials announced a $50 million settlement with DuPont for years of mercury pollution in Shenandoah Valley waterways. The settlement is the largest in Virginia’s history and the eighth largest in the U.S. behind environmental […]

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Virginia LCV endorses McClellan for State Senate

Dec 13, 2016

RICHMOND – Today, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters formally endorsed Jennifer McClellan in her bid to represent the 9th District in the Virginia State Senate. As a Delegate, representing Virginia’s 71st District, McClellan consistently earned Virginia LCV’s highest marks […]

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Op-ed: Post-election, strong state leadership on the environment is critical (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Dec 01, 2016

Saturday, Nov. 19, the Richmond Times-Dispatch published the below op-ed by Michael Town, Executive Director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, focusing on what a Trump presidency means for conservation efforts in Virginia. Post-election, strong state leadership on the […]

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Op-ed: Leadership, scrutiny needed on coal ash disposal (Free Lance-Star)

Oct 27, 2016

Sunday, Oct. 23, The (Fredericksburg) Free Lance-Star published the below op-ed from Virginia LCV Deputy Director Greta Bagwell criticizing Dominion Power’s flawed coal ash disposal plans and pushing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to show leadership on the issue. Column: Leadership, […]

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Op-ed: Virginia’s lands shouldn’t suffer for the sake of the pipeline (The (Lynchburg) News & Advance)

Oct 27, 2016

Sunday, Oct. 23, The (Lynchburg) News & Advance published the below op-ed from Virginia LCV Communications Manager Lee Francis, a former Nelson County resident, focusing on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s detrimental impact to protected lands. Francis: Virginia’s lands shouldn’t suffer […]

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Virginia LCV, LCV call on state workgroup for strong climate plan

Oct 06, 2016

Strategy should cut total carbon pollution, bolster clean energy RICHMOND – Today, in a presentation to the state work group tasked with drafting a state plan to reduce carbon emissions from the electricity sector, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters and League […]

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