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Statement: Virginia General Assembly Passes Historic Climate Legislation 

Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) Expected to Pass State Senate  Richmond, VA – Today, in a major leap forward for climate leadership in Virginia, the chambers of the Virginia General Assembly voted to pass the Virginia Clean Economy Act. The House of Delegates voted 52-47 (HB 1526) and the State Senate voted 21-19 to pass …

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Historic Climate Legislation Passes Key Virginia House Committee

CCAN Action Fund Statement on House Labor & Commerce Committee passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act Richmond, VA – Today, in a major leap forward toward climate leadership in Virginia, the House Labor and Commerce Committee passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA). Following the successful 13-9 vote, the bill now heads to the …

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Environmental and Clean Energy Groups Praise Key Subcommittee for Advancing the Virginia Clean Economy Act

Advocates Thank Legislators for taking Bold Climate Action RICHMOND – Following an important subcommittee hearing, environmental and clean energy groups joined in praising members of the House of Delegates for taking bold and meaningful action to address climate change and transform Virginia’s energy economy. Last night, Delegate Rip Sullivan’s Subcommittee of the House Labor & …

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Maryland Lawmakers Introduce “Climate Test” Legislation for Public Service Commission

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, Maryland State Delegate Lorig Charkoudian (D-20) and Senator Benjamin Kramer (D-19) announced the introduction of Senate Bill 656 and House Bill 531, which would require the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to include, as one important factor in its decision-making, the worsening climate crisis. The bill, known informally as the “climate test” legislation, would provide …

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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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Lawmakers, Advocates, Unveil Historic Clean Energy Legislation

Bill Will Bring Virginia to 100% Carbon Free Electricity by 2050 RICHMOND – Today, Sen, Jennifer McClellan, Del. Rip Sullivan, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, and Del. Alfonso Lopez joined representatives from a broad coalition of advocacy groups to announce the introduction of the Virginia Clean Economy Act. The bill will give Virginia a 100% carbon-free …

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STATEMENT: Hogan’s Flawed “CARES” Plan Would Set Maryland Climate Movement Back

Annapolis, MD — Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan promoted his “Clean and Renewable Energy Standard” (CARES) plan, which falsely promises “100 clean electricity” by 2040. In reality, Hogan’s plan relies on coal and fracked gas for decades. The Hogan Administration released a draft climate action plan in October (more than nine months later than legally …

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“Virginia Voters Elected a Clean Energy Majority”

RICHMOND, VA — Last night, Virginia voters elected a clean energy majority to the General Assembly. Under the leadership of Governor Ralph Northam, who has pledged to achieve 100% clean energy in Virginia, Democrats now lead the House of Delegates 55-45 and the State Senate 21-19. The elections also saw record numbers of candidates refusing …

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Big Oil in the Hot Seat: House Oversight Committee Holds Hearing into Industry Deception

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties grilled witnesses for more than two hours on the history of the fossil fuel industry’s knowledge of climate and the massive disinformation campaign they’ve waged since the 1980s to cover it up and protect their profits. Witnesses including former ExxonMobil …

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Climate Coalition Brings DC Traffic to Standstill in Historic Action of Civil Disobedience

CCAN Action Fund Statement: Why Executive Director Mike Tidwell is Peacefully Breaking the Law Washington, DC — Today, the CCAN Action Fund joined a coalition of social justice advocates and hundreds of concerned DC residents in a strategy to shut down major DC streets to demand sweeping action on climate change. A coalition of nurses, …

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