Tag: clean water

New Trump administration rule could muddy clean water protections

The Trump administration has released a proposed rule repealing the 2015 Clean Water Rule.

Senate fails to override President’s Clean Water veto

The Senate failed on Thursday to override President Obama’s veto of S.J. 22, a resolution to block the federal Clean Water Rule.

National Wildlife Federation: Clean water ‘non-negotiable’

The Senate failed on Tuesday to reach cloture on a bill that would have effectively weakened the Clean Water Act and nullified the Clean Water Rule, an Obama administration effort to restore Clean Water Act protections for about half of the nation’s stream miles and the wetlands associated with these smaller streams.

Letter: We should speak up for the EPA clean water rule

Your recent article titled “Virginia Local Officials Voice Support For EPA Proposed Clean Water Rule” highlights the numerous values of our waterways.

Governor McAuliffe announces $1.5 million in farmland preservation grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the recipients of fiscal year 2015 farmland preservation grants. Six localities have been awarded more than $1,581,000 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Earth Talk: Re-using greywater at home

Re-using your greywater may be the only way to keep your lawn and garden healthy without taking more than your fair share of the community’s precious freshwater reserves.

Jim Epstein: Clean water is vital for business in Virginia

Virginia’s future depends on clean water, but it’s currently in danger. From the state’s booming wine industry, to tourism surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, to our expansive agriculture industry, Virginia thrives on high-quality clean water.

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Robert Hurt votes to protect farmers, small businesses from regulatory overreach

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.

Virginia residents meet with White House, ask for water protection

Numerous Appalachian groups and citizens, in coordination with The Alliance for Appalachia, will gather in the nation’s capital September 8-9 to advocate for the protection of their communities from the severe environmental and community impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining.

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Wildlife Center of Virginia certified as official National Wildlife Federation site

The National Wildlife Federation® (NWF) is pleased to recognize that the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro has successfully created an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site.

Jenn Vervier: Clean water is key to business success

Our company depends on clean water for our success. That’s why we’re pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new draft rules for enforcement of the Clean Water Act last month.

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Farm Bureau calls Mark Herring brief in EPA case ‘surprising’

Leaders of the state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization were startled April 10 when Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring filed an amicus brief in support of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan being challenged in federal court.

Waynesboro receives $163K grant toward South River restoration

The City of Waynesboro kicks off its “Restoring Waynesboro’s Riverfront Parks” initiative this week with stream bank restoration work at Wayne Avenue Park.


Monica’s Story, But God’s Glory

Monica is one of two recipients of the 2013 Youth in Philanthropy for the Shenandoah Chapter. She will be recognized the week of her birthday on November 25th. Monica and her mother will visit James Madison University and speak with their chapter of National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association.

McDonnell announces new $31 million investment in clean water

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on Friday that a new deposit of over $31 million will be made to the Commonwealth’s Water Quality Improvement Fund (WQIF) as a portion of the most recent budget surplus, the fourth in the four years of the McDonnell administration.

Christopher G. Miller: Choosing clean water in Virginia

Column by Christopher G. Miller Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   Over the past 50 years, the cities, towns, and suburban neighborhoods of Virginia have grown dramatically, adding millions of new people, new shopping malls, and the roads and parking lots that go with them. The storm sewers and other facilities we have were not built […]