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Dominion Energy and Duke Energy Cancel the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy Cancel the Atlantic Coast Pipeline RICHMOND, Va. and CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) and Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced the cancelation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (“ACP”) due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project. Despite last month’s overwhelming 7-2 […]

Comments Off on GENEDGE Leverages Federal CARES Act Appropriation to Accelerate Statewide Response for Reshoring Critical Industries in Virginia   |   General, Workforce Development

GENEDGE Leverages Federal CARES Act Appropriation to Accelerate Statewide Response for Reshoring Critical Industries in Virginia

GENEDGE Leverages Federal CARES Act Appropriation to Accelerate Statewide Response for Reshoring Critical Industries in Virginia MARTINSVILLE, VA.— GENEDGE announced this week that its proposal for a grant from the GO Virginia Economic Resilience and Recovery Program, with GO Virginia Region One serving as the lead applicant and the endorsement of all nine GO Virginia Regions, […]

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COMMENTARY: The truth behind Virginia’s proposed COVID workplace regulations

COMMENTARY: The truth behind Virginia’s proposed COVID workplace regulations By Nicole Riley and Brett Vassey A PANEL of unelected citizens and agency chiefs who make up Virginia’s Safety and Health Codes Board are about rush into place an emergency workplace regulation that will impact every business in the commonwealth with little input from those who […]

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COVID Regs Unclear, Unneeded, Contradictory

COVID Regs Unclear, Unneeded, Contradictory By Steve Haner More than two dozen Virginia business associations have asked that the state’s Safety and Health Codes Board reject proposed workplace regulations to prevent COVID-19, stating they are unclear, contradictory, and not needed in light of other existing worker protections. Some of the largest statewide associations, such as […]

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Virginia Business Comments: Proposed Emergency Regulation to Prevent Infectious Disease in the Workplace Highly Flawed

Proposed Emergency Regulation to Prevent Infectious Disease in Workplace Highly Flawed Rushed approval questioned–similar regulation already rejected by Federal Court RICHMOND (June 23, 2020) – At a meeting of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Health Codes Board on Wednesday emergency regulations on workplace safety will be considered in a hurried process that lacks […]

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AECOM launches virtual public consultation tool

AECOM launches virtual public consultation tool [x] The globally available tool allows clients to continue driving public engagement with their projects during the coronavirus pandemic LOS ANGELES (Apr. 6, 2020) — AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure firm, today launched an interactive web-based tool that allows clients to engage and consult stakeholders from their computer or […]

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U.S. Supreme Court overturns 4th Circuit ruling that would have blocked pipeline crossing

U.S. Supreme Court overturns 4th Circuit ruling that would have blocked pipeline crossing The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down an appeals court ruling that would have blocked construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline beneath the Appalachian Trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The court voted 7-2 to overturn the ruling by the 4th U.S […]

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Governor Northam Appoints Jehmal Hudson to State Corporation Commission

Governor Northam Appoints Jehmal Hudson to State Corporation Commission RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the appointment of Jehmal T. Hudson to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC). The SCC serves as an independent branch of state government and oversees the Commonwealth’s utility regulation, insurance, and state-charged financial institutions. Hudson has served in a variety of […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce awards $876,000 to support manufacturing in Martinsville

U.S. Department of Commerce awards $876,000 to support manufacturing in Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) — The U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded $876,000 to Genedge Alliance of Martinsville. This is to support Virginia-based U.S. small- and medium-sized manufacturers, including rural manufacturers, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Congressman Morgan Griffith […]

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US to Temporarily Relax Hand Sanitizer Purity Rules

US to Temporarily Relax Hand Sanitizer Purity Rules FDA said they would allow more impurities in alcohol-based hand sanitizer. In a statement from the Food and Drug Administration, the federal government announced it would relax regulations on impurities in alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The move, announced today by FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., is intended […]