Virginia LCV applauds City of Alexandria’s climate action commitments

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 |


RICHMOND – Last night, the Alexandria City Council adopted a bold, forward-looking plan for climate action and sustainability, including commitments to cut greenhouse gases in half over the coming decade, accelerate the city’s transition to renewable energy, electrify its fleet of vehicles, and ensure that all new construction is carbon neutral by 2030.

In response to last night’s vote, Lee Francis, deputy director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, offered the following statement:

“Just a day after widespread flooding closed city streets and threatened public safety, the City of Alexandria took the bold steps necessary to ensure the city does its part to address the climate crisis that puts us all in harm’s way,” said Lee Francis, deputy director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. “With us moving in the wrong direction at the federal level and with climate deniers at the legislature attempting to block progress at the state level – for now – it’s more important now than ever for localities to take the lead. We applaud Alexandria’s efforts and look forward to seeing the city continuing to lead the way on the environment.”

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