For Immediate Release:
Monday, Oct. 3, 2022
Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(434) 989-3197 | email@example.com
RICHMOND – Today, the Youngkin Administration released its energy plan for Virginia, which aims to significantly undermine our state’s clean energy future, beginning as soon as the 2023 legislative session.
In response to this action, Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement:
“In his legislatively mandated roadmap to what is supposed to be our clean energy future, Governor Youngkin has instead given up by generating a plan with big handouts to the fossil fuel industry and that does little to accomplish even his own stated goals. This ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan is really just a thinly veiled attempt to obstruct our transition to a clean energy economy and roll back the climate action policies that are securing cleaner air for Virginia while creating jobs and investment in our state. We firmly oppose any weakening or wholesale repeal efforts targeting the clean energy and climate action policies we fought so hard to secure, and we will work with our champions in the Senate to block this Administration every step of the way as they work to undermine our progress.”
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters serves as the political voice of the state’s conservation community, working to make sure Virginia’s elected officials recognize that our natural heritage is an environmental and economic treasure for all. Virginia LCV works with conservation leaders across Virginia and strives for a conservation majority in state government. We secure good public policies on the state level and hold public officials accountable for their positions on environmental issues. For more information, visit www.valcv.org.