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Virginia General Assembly Passes Legislation to Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2020 CONTACT: Harrison Wallace, Virginia Director, 804-305-1472, harrison@chesapeakeclimate.org Denise Robbins, Communications Director, 240-630-1889, denise@chesapeakeclimate.org   Virginia General Assembly Passes Legislation to Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative “When There Is Enough Effort and Will, Powerful Ideas Can Triumph”   RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Clean Energy and Community Flood …

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Virginia Clean Economy Act Grassroots Call Transcript

On February 20th, 2020, the CCAN Action Fund and the Virginia Sierra Club hosted a grassroots conference call with special guest Delegate Rip Sullivan. Below is an overview and edited transcript of the recording, and the audio of the call can be found here: Featured speakers:Delegate Rip Sullivan, 48th District, House Caucus Chair, Vice Chair …

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Virginians Rally & Lobby for 100% Clean Energy Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14th, 2020 Media Contact: Daniel Willis, daniel.willis@sierraclub.org, (317) 493-9154 RICHMOND, VA. –  Today, the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, joined by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund, Clean Virginia and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, hosted a rally and lobby day for unprecedented clean energy legislation. The day-long event brought …

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Don’t VETO the Clean Energy Jobs Act! Maryland Jobs are on the line.

SUMMARY: On Sine Die of the 2019 Maryland legislative session the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) was passed with veto-proof majorities of 95-40 in favor in the House and 31-15 in the Senate. Now, the bill sits on the Governor’s desk. Here’s what’s at stake: What the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act does: CEJA requires …

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Maryland General Assembly Passes Clean Energy Jobs Act

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MARYLAND CLIMATE COALITION. Member groups include Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Maryland Sierra Club, Interfaith Power & Light DC-MD-VA, Citizens Climate Lobby, SEIU, Moms Clean Air Force, and others. With veto-proof majorities, the legislation will require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 and creates a pathway to 100% …

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CCAN Statement: Virginia Legislators Recklessly Block Climate Action

CCAN Statement: Virginia Legislators Recklessly Block Climate Action Northam Must Veto Language that Blocks Virginia from Joining RGGI RICHMOND, VA — Yesterday, Virginia GOP lawmakers voted to block the state from taking part of a carbon cap-and-trade program with other states without the General Assembly’s explicit approval. In a party-line vote, legislators blocked the Commonwealth …

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Take Action Online to Reduce Air Pollution in MD! Join the #NoCashforTrash Social Media Campaign

by Lauryn Countess, CCAN Action Fund intern   Hey Marylanders! We need your help to protect the health of our communities! If you live in the Baltimore area, you may know of the BRESCO trash incinerator. This incinerator has long been a threat to the health of Baltimoreans and the Chesapeake Bay. Incinerators like BRESCO …

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“Green New Deal” Comes to Virginia: Lawmakers, Activists Rally for State Resolution in Support

“Green New Deal” Comes to Virginia: Lawmakers, Activists Rally for State Resolution in Support Federal momentum for a “Green New Deal” reverberates in the halls of the Virginia General Assembly Preliminary photos available here. Additional high-resolution photos available shortly, on request. RICHMOND, VA — Today, dozens of Virginia activists, legislators, and community leaders rallied in …

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Governor Northam’s Carbon Rule Is Positive Step Forward on Climate

CCAN Warns Positive Steps Could be Undone By Fracked-Gas Pipelines RICHMOND, VA — On Monday, October 29, The State Air Pollution Control Board approved a re-proposed draft regulation to link Virginia to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). This process began in the spring of 2017 when Governor McAuliffe issued Executive Directive 11, which directed …

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