Department of Environmental Quality

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Virginia is forging ahead with a carbon cap and trade program, the first of its kind for the state. Regulators are now taking public comment and the final meeting is in Richmond Monday.

Mara Robbins

A group of landowners, local businesses and elected officials is crying foul at the way the rulings went, on two proposed natural gas pipelines for Virginia.  The Water Control Board held off on a final decision on the Atlantic coast pipeline, pending further review.  However, it OK’d a similar pipeline for southwestern Virginia.

Hearings by Virginia’s Water Control Board begin this week in Richmond on two proposed natural gas pipelines for Virginia.   

Virginia Approves Carbon Cap and Trade Plan

Nov 16, 2017
Steve Helber / AP

 

 

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.  

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