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Legislation to join RGGI a win for clean air, necessary first step in addressing the climate crisis in Virginia

Bill will send hundreds of millions of dollars to benefit low-income communities RICHMOND – Legislation from Senator Lynwood Lewis and Delegate Charniele Herring, Majority Leader of the House of Delegates, to finalize Virginia’s membership in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is gaining momentum at the General Assembly, with strong votes today moving both bills forward.  …

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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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On the Virginia Clean Economy Act and the Green New Deal Act

By Harrison Wallace It is with utmost respect and appreciation for everyone in the Virginia Green New Deal movement that I am writing this today. We have seen a lot of confusion among supporters who are wondering why there were two big climate bills introduced in the Virginia legislative session this year, and wondering why …

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Maryland Lawmakers Announce Groundbreaking Climate Action Bill

“Climate Solutions Act” Would Overhaul, Improve Hogan’s Climate Action Plan ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, legislators, student activists, faith leaders, and climate scientists joined to support the introduction of the “Climate Solutions Act” (SB926/HB1425). This legislation would greatly improve Maryland’s flawed Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan to match a level of urgency called for by the world’s …

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Virginia Clean Economy Act: A Big Step Forward on Climate Policy

House and Senate Pass “Virginia Clean Economy Act” on Tuesday, Feb 11 By Mike Tidwell When it comes to clean energy policy, environmental activists nationwide commonly think of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network as true “climate hawks.” We sue polluters. We picket against companies like Dominion Energy. And we push HARD for transformative clean energy …

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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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