Environmental Protecton Agency http://wvtf.org en VA Waterways Still Not So Clean Despite Many Efforts http://wvtf.org/post/va-waterways-still-not-so-clean-despite-many-efforts <p>While some groups and businesses have touted their environmental accomplishments and criticized new EPA regulations, one watchdog organization says "not so fast."</p><p>The group <a href="http://www.environmentvirginia.org/">Environment Virginia</a> says although significant strides have been made in watershed cleanup, the state's waterways are still endangered and lots more work needs to be done.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:27:52 +0000 Tommie McNeil 23599 at http://wvtf.org VA Waterways Still Not So Clean Despite Many Efforts Politics & the New EPA Rule http://wvtf.org/post/politics-new-epa-rule <p>The E-P-A’s new rule to drastically curb carbon pollution is now playing a key role in the Virginia Senate race.</p><p></p><p></p><p>It was no secret here at the Capitol the E-P-A was getting ready to&nbsp;roll out&nbsp;its new rule to limit carbon emissions. But that doesn't mean&nbsp;incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Warner is ready to take a stance. "I'm still looking at - I still think we need to look at it. I'm glad they're giving 120 days for the comment because it's obviously very complicated and got huge implications."</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:06:43 +0000 Matt Laslo 22594 at http://wvtf.org Politics & the New EPA Rule New EPA Rules Mean a New Game Plan for Utility Companies http://wvtf.org/post/new-epa-rules-mean-new-game-plan-utility-companies <p>Later today, the Environmental Protection Agency will take a big step toward reducing the risks of climate change – announcing&nbsp;new limits on&nbsp;electric companies responsible for about 40% of the carbon in our atmosphere.&nbsp;&nbsp;At the Southern Environmental Law Center, Senior Attorney Frank Rambo says states and utilities must then figure out how best to reach those goals.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:34:45 +0000 Sandy Hausman 22253 at http://wvtf.org New EPA Rules Mean a New Game Plan for Utility Companies Ideas for the EPA http://wvtf.org/post/ideas-epa <p>Following dire new predictions about climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is set to impose new limits on the nation’s power plants.</p><p>Some states already have aggressive policies to reduce the use of coal and other fossil fuels, while promoting wind, solar and other renewable sources of energy.&nbsp;</p><p>In a new book, University of Virginia Professor Vivian Thomson says there are lessons to be learned from those states.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:22:26 +0000 Sandy Hausman 22000 at http://wvtf.org Ideas for the EPA Fight Over Chesapeake Bay Clean-Up http://wvtf.org/post/fight-over-chesapeake-bay-clean <p>Two major lobbyists – the American Farm Bureau Federation and the Fertilizer Institute -- have some new allies in their legal fight against a plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, and environmentalists here are furious.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:03:29 +0000 Sandy Hausman 16805 at http://wvtf.org Fight Over Chesapeake Bay Clean-Up