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Comments Off on Virginia agencies are getting rid of single-use plastics. Not everyone is pleased.   |   Environmental

Virginia agencies are getting rid of single-use plastics. Not everyone is pleased.

Virginia agencies are getting rid of single-use plastics. Not everyone is pleased. Business groups hope Youngkin will roll back executive order The road to getting rid of single-use plastics at the Virginia Department of Corrections is littered with security protocols — specifically, ensuring that nonplastic bottles and cutlery can’t be used as weapons. “There’s a […]

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Charlie Baker drops out of TCI, admitting initiative ‘no longer best solution’ for state

Charlie Baker drops out of TCI, admitting initiative ‘no longer best solution’ for state Gov. Charlie Baker has pulled the plug on a regional climate initiative that would have capped tailpipe emissions and was projected to hike gas prices at a time of record inflation, admitting the multi state-deal is “no longer the best solution.” […]

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Time To Reform Virginia’s Energy Policies

Time To Reform Virginia’s Energy Policies Dominion Energy Virginia’s announcement Friday that its proposed offshore wind project has jumped almost 25% in cost to $10 billion, with years to go before construction even starts, has put Virginia’s energy policy and its response to claims of climate disaster on the front burner for 2022.   Below are my suggested […]

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Confirmed: Virginia Economy Lags National Growth

Confirmed: Virginia Economy Lags National Growth It’s official now:  Even the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC)  has documented and highlighted how poorly Virginia’s economy is performing, how far our state is lagging national growth averages. The admission comes in the most recent summary on state spending trends, an annual report (detailed version here) which was submitted […]

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VMAPAC Launches MFGMAKESVA.COM

VMAPAC Launches MFGMAKESVA.COM ~Find information on voting, candidates, VMAPAC issues, and more~ RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (VMAPAC) launched their new campaign site MFGMAKESVA.COM, a comprehensive resource for voting information, details on candidates for legislative office, and VMAPAC issues. There is also a portal to make contributions to the PAC. “The manufacturing community faces many […]

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James City County Unveils Pilot Glass Recycling Program

James City County Unveils Pilot Glass Recycling Program [link] TOANO — Starting today, Sept. 22, James City County (JCC) residents who regularly use the county recycling convenience centers will notice a brand new bin in which to drop off their glass bottles. The bins, which are painted a bright purple, are the start of a pilot program […]

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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 4, 2021: Stakes are high for city gas utility’s future

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 4, 2021: Stakes are high for city gas utility’s future Editor, Times-Dispatch: When Richmond City Council indicates an intention to eliminate the Richmond Gas Works, as it did with a resolution on Sept. 13, that decision does not stop at the city line. Tens of thousands of Henrico and […]

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News Release: VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award

News Release: VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award Record Fourteen Legislators Recognized in 2021 RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (VMAPAC) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) awarded this year’s VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award to a record 14 legislators who demonstrated exceptional support for a pro-manufacturing agenda, as measured by their 2021 […]

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Keeping Track of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Progress and Targets in 167 Cities Worldwide

Keeping Track of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Progress and Targets in 167 Cities Worldwide Actions in cities shape the outcome of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation and our climate change response. Accurate and consistent carbon inventories are essential for identifying the main sources of emissions and global comparison of carbon reduction progress and would help […]

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America’s Next Hot Import Might Be Record Energy Prices

America’s Next Hot Import Might Be Record Energy Prices Natural-gas, coal and electricity prices are all running abnormally high, far too early Today’s high energy prices could be a preview of coming attractions—a real horror movie if this winter is cold. Benchmark U.S. natural-gas prices edged above $5 per million British thermal units this month, […]