Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Approves Carbon Cap and Trade Plan

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Virginia is one step closer to implementing a cap and trade program. Regulators in Richmond Thursday gave the preliminary stamp of approval on a plan to reduce carbon emissions.

 

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Opponents of two natural gas pipelines in Virginia are vowing to continue fighting the projects, after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted its approval Friday evening.  

Pipeline Protest & Vigils Around Virginia

Sep 12, 2017

Two days of anti-pipeline actions around Virginia begin today. They’re part of an effort to convince the governor to reject two natural gas pipeline projects awaiting approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  

Organizers of the pipeline protests are drawing a connection between extreme weather events and the role of fossil fuels in 

Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality is holding public hearings on the potential effects on water resources by the proposed Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline.  Director David Paylor agreed to hold two additional informal hearings in communities along its route, to give people a chance to ask questions and get answers. 

Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality is holding hearings around central Virginia this week and next.  It is seeking public comment on two natural gas pipelines proposed for the state and what their effect might be on water resources. 

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