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EPA indicates it will delay worker protection rule changes

Farmers who must meet revised provisions of the EPA Agricultural Worker Protection Standard may be facing a relaxed deadline for compliance.


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What good has the EPA done for the environment?

Without the EPA, Americans would breathe dirtier air, drink more polluted water and live and grow food on contaminated soils.


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Warner, Kaine urge Trump to reconsider Chesapeake Bay program cuts

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine wrote to President Trump to urge him to reconsider steep budget cuts within the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program.


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Virginia senators stand up for air, water, planet

We applaud Senator Mark Warner for standing up for the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia’s air, water and climate.


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Kaine to oppose EPA nominee Scott Pruitt

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine will oppose the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.


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Tim Kaine statement on nomination of Scott Pruitt to EPA post

Sen. Tim Kaine released a statement on President-elect Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be EPA administrator.


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Businesses urge McAuliffe to strengthen Virginia clean energy economy

Business owners, civic officials and health professionals called on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to comply with the EPA Clean Power Plan.


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Washington tells us our electric bills will rise

The Supreme Court issued a stay on the president’s Clean Power Plan earlier this year. The EPA insists that states should keep moving forward.


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Virginia leaders praise nationwide standards for methane pollution

The EPA has finalized the first nationwide safeguards limiting dangerous methane pollution from sources in the oil and gas industry.


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Dominion recognized as founding partner in EPA methane reduction strategy

Dominion was recognized this week by the EPA as a Founding Partner in the EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program.


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EPA data highlights Virginia polluters

Toxic chemical emissions from Virginia’s largest polluters are on the rise, according to the latest data out from the EPA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).


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Supreme Court declines to hear challenge of EPA plan for bay

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “pollution diet” for the Chesapeake Bay, upholding the contested plan for bay cleanup goals for 2025.


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Senate Democrats uphold veto on Clean Power Plan block bill

Senate Democrats upheld a veto on a bill that would have prevented implementation of a Virginia-specific plan in line with the federal Clean Power Plan.


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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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Senate committee backs Clean Power Plan block

The Senate Finance Committee approved a bill that would delay or obstruct implementation of the Clean Power Plan in Virginia.


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Businesses, members of Congress, 22 states urge Supreme Court review of EPA bay ‘blueprint’

The EPA asserted federal control over the Chesapeake Bay recovery in its 2010 plan that gives the agency the ability to function as a super-zoning authority.


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GAO legal opinion: EPA violated law regarding ‘Waters’ rule

the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency broke the law with social media and grassroots lobbying campaigns advocating for its “Waters of the U.S.” rule.


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Regulatory reform lawsuits proving necessary, farmers told

In 2015 the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation joined several legal cases in support of the organization’s policy positions.


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Robert Hurt votes for House resolution criticizing EPA Clean Power Plan

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of S.J. Resolution 23 and S.J. Resolution 24, which express congressional disapproval of portions of the President’s Clean Power Plan.


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Mark Warner, Tim Kaine vote against Senate Republican measure to reverse Clean Power Plan

Last night, the U.S. Senate voted to pass two resolutions to reverse the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants and the centerpiece of President Obama’s plan to tackle climate change.


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The EPA Clean Power Plan oversteps federal authority

Something troubling is coming down the pike now that the Obama administration has announced its new Clean Power Plan. In a full-speed-ahead quest to lower carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s power plants, the administration is implementing new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that raise troubling legal issues.


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Poll: Virginia backs Clean Power Plan on eve of big Senate vote

The Sierra Club released polling Friday showing significant support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan among registered voters in Virginia.


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Farm Bureau joins opposition to EPA ‘clean water blueprint’

The American Farm Bureau Federation has joined a coalition of agricultural and other groups asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that allows the Environmental Protection Agency to micromanage land use under the guise of implementing the federal Clean Water Act.


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Presidential memorandum gives preference to mitigation, conservation banks

The White House released a Presidential Memorandum Tuesday that mandates federal agencies to give preference to advance compensation mechanisms that are likely to achieve environmental performance standards prior to any adverse impacts. In other words, mitigation and conservation banks should be the first choice.


Clean Power Plan goes into effect

The Clean Power Plan was published in the federal register today, beginning the process of cleaning up America’s dirtiest power plants, the leading source of U.S. global warming pollution. The rule’s publication is widely expected to trigger a new wave of polluter-driven attacks on the rule, both in the courts and in Congress.