Tag: Environmental Protection Agency
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2015 the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation joined several legal cases in support of the organization’s policy positions.
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.
The Sierra Club released polling Friday showing significant support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan among registered voters in Virginia.
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.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Oct. 9 to stop enforcement nationwide of the “Waters of the United States” rule.
A series of maps released Aug. 12 by the American Farm Bureau Federation indicate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will radically expand its jurisdiction over land use if its controversial “Waters of the United States” rule takes effect as expected Aug. 28.
New Public Policy Polling surveys in eight battleground states show great voter concern about climate change and strong support for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan seeking to slash harmful carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent by 2030.
U.S. Mark Warner (D-VA) issued the following statement on the Administration’s final Clean Power Plan.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever national rule limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants to safeguard public health and help address climate disruption.
A new nationwide, bipartisan survey found broad support among hunters and anglers for applying Clean Water Act protections to smaller streams and wetlands.
A 2014-2015 interim report card on efforts by Virginia farmers to reduce pollutants reaching the Chesapeake Bay found producers are “generally on-track for meeting programmatic milestones” in a multi-year effort.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Ratepayer Protection Act, H.R. 2042, which would ensure that no states are required to implement a plan mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s carbon dioxide emission rule if it would have a negative effect on retail, commercial, or industrial electricity rates or the reliability of the state’s electricity system.
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency abused and distorted the normal rulemaking process to pre-determine the outcome of its highly controversial “Waters of the U.S.” rule, American Farm Bureau Federation General Counsel Ellen Steen told the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 10.