Virginia LCV endorses Northam for Governor

Jun 21, 2017

Candidate has the record, experience to protect Va.’s environment against Trump RICHMOND – Citing a long and extensive record working to protect our environment, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters today announced its endorsement of Ralph Northam for Governor. Throughout […]

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Virginia leads on climate, the White House falls behind

May 31, 2017

Withdrawal from Paris comes as state advances its own carbon strategy RICHMOND – Multiple news outlets on May 31 reported President Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate change agreement, an Obama-era global accord aimed at […]

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Virginia LCV presents Gov. McAuliffe with ‘Virginia Conservation Legacy Award’

May 22, 2017

In 2013, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters worked hard to elect Terry McAuliffe as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 72nd Governor due to a strong environmental platform that prioritized conservation of our state’s clean water resources and open spaces as […]

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Virginia LCV applauds Governor’s action to cut carbon emissions from Va. power plants

May 16, 2017

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Contact: Lee Francis | Communications Manager Virginia League of Conservation Voters (804) 225-1902 | lfrancis@valcv.org    RICHMOND – Today, Governor McAuliffe issued Executive Directive 11 instructing the Department of Environmental Quality to develop […]

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Trump’s Executive Order on offshore drilling puts Va.’s economy, coastline in harm’s way

Apr 28, 2017

Virginia LCV calls on statewide candidates, officials to reject plans to drill in Virginia waters RICHMOND – Today, President Trump released an executive order that puts offshore drilling in Atlantic waters off Virginia’s coast back in contention. This directive reverses the […]

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Virginia LCV applauds GA’s passage of amended coal ash bill

Apr 06, 2017

RICHMOND – During yesterday’s reconvened session, the General Assembly voted to approve Governor McAuliffe’s amendments to Senate Bill 1398, which addressed shortcomings in the legislation that would have allowed Dominion Power to obtain permits to close coal ash storage facilities […]

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Virginia LCV responds to President Trump’s egregious attack on clean air

Mar 28, 2017

RICHMOND – Today, President Trump released an executive order dismantling key clean air protections that protect public health as well as multiple Obama-era efforts to combat climate change, including the signature Clean Power Plan. This latest assault on clean air […]

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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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