Tag: Department of Environmental Quality

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McAuliffe vetoes legislation blocking Clean Power Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed Senate Bill 21, which would bar the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality from submitting a Virginia-specific plan to comply with the federal Clean Power Plan.


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House Democrats critical of GOP on efforts to derail Clean Power Plan

The House passed a bill requiring the General Assembly to give final approval to the plan developed by the state DEQ to comply with the Clean Power Plan.


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Twenty-seven groups call on DEQ to reject Dominion’s coal ash closure plan

In a powerful display of collective concern, 27 conservation and public health organizations submitted a request today to Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality asking Director David Paylor to reject Dominion Power’s closure plan for coal ash ponds at four sites in Virginia.


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Report: As coal ash problems continue, Virginia DEQ In position to order effective cleanup

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is facing increasing pressure from the public to clean up coal ash in a manner that is protective of both human health and the environment.


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Virginia awards $21.5 million in grants for stormwater pollution reduction efforts

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has awarded about $21.5 million in grants under the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund.


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Virginia submits comments on EPA Clean Power Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a statement following the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s submission of comments in response to the EPA Clean Power Plan.


State, local responders assist following Wallops Island rocket launch failure

State and local emergency responders on site during tonight’s attempted launch at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility quickly jumped into action to contain the fire.


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Commonwealth taking additional steps to safeguard against Ebola

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the Commonwealth is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group. This group is responsible for coordinating resources and personnel.


McAuliffe announces Technology Award winners

The annual Governor’s Technology Awards were presented to honorees in nine categories at a special ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3.


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Governor McAuliffe launches inaugural #DatathonChallenge

Governor Terry McAuliffe today launched the first ever Commonwealth #DatathonChallenge, a competition pitting teams from Virginia agencies against one another as they create new applications that streamline government, better serve citizens, and jumpstart business opportunities.


Oil, gas drilling permits under review by state agencies

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that two Virginia agencies have signed an agreement on coordinating environmental reviews of potential permits for oil and gas drilling in the Coastal Plain that includes Tidewater.


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Shenandoah Riverkeeper files notice of intent to sue EPA

Shenandoah Riverkeeper has worked for four years to push the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to officially recognize severe annual algae blooms in the Shenandoah River and to begin implementing plans to eliminate them, but has found that it must now resort to legal action.


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McAuliffe announces rail safety task force

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran and Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne will co-chair the interagency Railroad Safety and Security Task Force.


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Lynchburg train derailment cleanup continues

Recovery efforts continue along the James River today following yesterday’s derailment and fire involving a CSX train transporting crude oil through downtown Lynchburg.


McAuliffe announces two appointments to ABC Board

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Wednesday the appointments of Boyd Marcus and Jeffrey Painter to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the reappointment of 17 agency heads across his administration.


In the News

– State News: Kaine issues executive order on environmental impact of state government – Local News: Public meeting on South River study on Thursday – Sports: Free tickets for Friday’s Waynesboro-Staunton game – Local News: Flag Day at Wilson Library – Event: Valley Pride July 26


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– Health News: VCU doc working on innovative treatment for brain aneurysms – Local News: Water quality in South River focus of DEQ meeting in Waynesboro – Local News: Berkeley Glenn student wins three-month free pass to Waynesboro YMCA