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Coalitions of 24 state attorneys general, 17 governors oppose Biden environment plan

Rebecca Barnabi
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A coalition of 24 state attorneys general are in opposition of the Biden Administration’s environment plan for development projects.

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares joined the coalition in a letter opposing a proposed Biden Administration rule that the state AGs, all Republicans, claim will mandate social, environmental and race-based regulations for infrastructure projects.

“The Biden Administration is yet again circumventing Congress and, instead, entrusting unelected bureaucrats who lack any real sense of accountability with making decisions based on arbitrary standards that could seriously harm Virginians’ wellbeing,” Miyares said in a statement on Wednesday.

A coalition of 17 governors, also all Republicans, also wrote in opposition of the rule.

Virginia joined Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.