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Governor Northam Announces $1.56 Million Investment in Albemarle County

Governor Northam Announces $1.56 Million Investment in Albemarle County  ~ Potter’s Craft Cider will quadruple production, renovate historic building ~  RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Potter’s Craft Cider, LLC will invest $1.56 million to relocate and expand their existing hard cider production facility and add a tasting room. As a result of this expansion, […]

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Governor calls bipartisan effort to clean coal ash ‘historic’

Governor calls bipartisan effort to clean coal ash ‘historic’   By Kathleen Shaw, Capital News Service Sen. Amanda Chase speaks at press conference announcing the deal on January 24. VCU Capital News Service   Virginians could see an additional $5 charge on their power bills after Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox […]

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Irish-based equipment maker to expand manufacturing in Henrico, adding 51 jobs

Irish-based equipment maker to expand manufacturing in Henrico, adding 51 jobs Richmond Times Dispatch | By John Reid Blackwell A maker of power distribution and protection equipment for data centers is planning to expand its manufacturing operations in Henrico County, adding 51 jobs. Anord Mardix USA Inc. will invest $907,500 to open its second manufacturing […]

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Virginia governor, lawmakers back tolls for I-81 upgrades

Virginia governor, lawmakers back tool for I-81 upgrades The Washington Post | By Alan Suderman | AP | January 8, 2019 RICHMOND, Va. — Tolls could soon be coming to Interstate 81 in Virginia. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and Republican lawmakers said at a Capitol news conference Tuesday the highway is too often the scene of long […]

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Marchand: Tolls pick winners and losers in Virginia economy

Marchand: Tolls pick winners and losers in Virginia economy The Roanoke Times | Jan 6, 2019 Franky Marchand Marchand is the Vice President and General Manager of Volvo Group Truck Operations at its New River Valley plant. The Virginia General Assembly will have many important decisions to make this upcoming legislative session, and among those […]

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2018 Is Manufacturers’ Most Optimistic Year

  2018 Is Manufacturers’ Most Optimistic Year INPUT by National Manufacturers Association | December 20, 2018 The results of the NAM’s fourth-quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey are in: manufacturers were more optimistic in 2018 than in any year since the survey began two decades ago. But meanwhile, they are still deeply concerned about the lack of […]

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Virginia regulators unexpectedly delay decision on controversial gas project

Virginia regulators unexpectedly delay decision on controversial gas project Washington Post | December 19, 2018 | By Gregory Schneider RICHMOND — State regulators unexpectedly postponed action Wednesday on a permit for a gas compressor station in a historic African American community. And at the heart of the delay is a strange disagreement about identity. The decision […]

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Federal court throws out permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

Federal court throws out permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail Richmond Times Dispatch | December 13, 2018 The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service that would allow the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross beneath the Appalachian Trail and 21 miles of […]

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Residential Consumers Saved $4.5 Billion, Commercial And industrial Consumers Saved $6.4 Billion

Residential Consumers Saved $4.5 Billion, Commercial And industrial Consumers Saved $6.4 Billion Heartland.org | By Tim Benson | November 27 The massive increase in domestic shale development, led by hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), has caused natural gas prices to plummet in Virginia, according to a report from the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA). Consequently, residents and businesses in the Old […]

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Energy Secretary Perry projects nation will be net energy exporter by 2020

Energy Secretary Perry projects nation will be net energy exporter by 2020 DailyEnergyInsider | Published on November 06, 2018 by Chris Galford At a summit hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance this week, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry promoted domestic energy production and infrastructure expansion, while noting the country has a real chance to be […]