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Governor Northam Announces Virginia to Reduce Water Pollution, Increase Access to Clean Water

Governor Northam Announces Virginia to Reduce Water Pollution, Increase Access to Clean Water $411.5 million investment in American Rescue Plan funds will improve aging water and sewer infrastructure, restore waterways RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia plans to allocate $411.5 million in federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to reduce water pollution and increase […]

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What, exactly, is going on with the Transportation and Climate Initiative?

What, exactly, is going on with the Transportation and Climate Initiative? Massachusetts needs other states to officially join in order to launch the effort to reduce vehicle emissions. And for now, that’s somewhat of a waiting game. by Nik DeCosta-Klipa | Boston.com [link] Over a year-and-a-half ago, Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration unveiled a “bold,” regional plan to […]

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Accomack rezones 28 acres for potential Rocket Lab manufacturing site

Accomack rezones 28 acres for potential Rocket Lab manufacturing site The site of a former chicken farm could become a rocket ranch. On Wednesday, the Accomack County Board of Supervisors approved a motion to rezone 28 acres of land west of the Wallops Gate from agricultural to industrial. The rezoning will allow Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional […]

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Governor Northam Announces Appointments to Three Cannabis Oversight Boards

Governor Northam Announces Appointments to Three Cannabis Oversight Boards Newly-created boards will lead multi-year legalization process, establish an equitable marijuana industry in Virginia RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced appointments to the three newly-created boards responsible for overseeing the legalization of recreational marijuana in the Commonwealth. This spring, Virginia became the first Southern state to pass […]

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Court rejects challenge to Virginia’s carbon rule

Court rejects challenge to Virginia’s carbon rule Richmond’s circuit court has a rejected a challenge filed by a group representing Virginia manufacturers who sought to thwart the state’s entry into a regional carbon-trading network. The Virginia Manufacturers Association alleged the state Department of Environmental Quality had violated the state Administrative Process Act when it revised […]

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Virginia Beach mayor wants federal unemployment benefits to end

Virginia Beach mayor wants federal unemployment benefits to end (The Center Square) – The mayor of Virginia’s largest city wants Gov. Ralph Northam to join more than two dozen other states in ending federal unemployment benefits to help the city’s businesses struggling to find employees. Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer wrote Northam recently and asked him to […]

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Huntington Ingalls Industries To Acquire Alion Science and Technology – Enhancing its National Security Solutions Portfolio

Huntington Ingalls Industries To Acquire Alion Science and Technology – Enhancing its National Security Solutions Portfolio NEWPORT NEWS, Va., (July 06, 2021) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billion in cash from Veritas Capital, subject to customary adjustments. Alion […]

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Judge weighs manufacturers’ lawsuit to overturn Virginia carbon market regulation

Judge weighs manufacturers’ lawsuit to overturn Virginia carbon market regulation Despite Virginia’s participation in two carbon auctions netting the state almost $90 million, Virginia manufacturers are continuing to fight an environmental regulation outlining the carbon-trading program. “This rule has been transformed completely, with a much higher price tag,” said Elizabeth Williamson, an attorney with Williams […]

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Increasing Cyberattacks on Manufacturing Sector

Increasing Cyberattacks on Manufacturing Sector As the manufacturing sector is moving towards automation and using software-centric and IoT technologies, cybercriminals see a larger attack surface to target to gain access inside the networks of manufacturing organizations. Recently, Palfinger, a well-known crane and lifting manufacturer, has been targeted in a major cyberattack. Quick insights In recent […]

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Va. General Assembly to convene special session on Aug. 2

Va. General Assembly to convene special session on Aug. 2 Legislators to allocate $4.3B in federal stimulus funding The Virginia General Assembly will convene in Richmond on Aug. 2 for a special session to allocate more than $4.3 billion in federal relief funding, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday in a proclamation. In May, Northam and Democratic […]