Climate change is a global problem, but journalist Steven Nash, who teaches at the University of Richmond, wanted to know what might happen here. He’s written a book called Virginia Climate Fever, detailing what the Commonwealth can expect in the years to come. He says the coasts will, of course, see more flooding, inland areas are also in for trouble.
The Radford Army Ammunitions Plant opened in the 1940s, making arms and propellants for the military and creating jobs in the region.
When it was built, the Arsenal as it’s known, was miles from population centers, but not anymore. New communities have sprung up in recent years. And concerns about pollution by the plant have also been growing.
Many people spend their weekends looking at houses. Some are in the market to buy. Others are just nosey, but recently Virginians toured a new building like no other in the nation – a place that gets all its water from rain, generates all the power it needs, has not a single flush toilet and keeps the floors clean in an ingenious way.
Dozens of people rallied outside the State Capitol yesterday to support tougher new EPA proposals for electricity-generating plants. At the same time, Virginia lawmakers were hearing from stakeholders—and trying to determine how the state could be effected if the rules are adopted. There were a lot of questions but few answers.
Senator Dick Saslaw questioned why the EPA won’t give more credit to Virginia’s nuclear power plants in setting its carbon emission reduction targets—hypothetically, even if nuclear power were the ONLY source.