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Comments Off on U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement in Principle Announced; Canada Expected to Join Talks Shortly and President Trump Indicates Termination of NAFTA in Future.   |   General, Legislative

U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement in Principle Announced; Canada Expected to Join Talks Shortly and President Trump Indicates Termination of NAFTA in Future.

VMA Commerce Committee Members, U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement in Principle Announced; Canada Expected to Join Talks Shortly and President Trump Indicates Termination of NAFTA in Future   President Donald J. Trump, joined on the phone by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, announced the conclusion today of U.S.-Mexican trade talks to create a U.S.-Mexican Trade Agreement, which […]

Comments Off on Will massive solar project see the light of day?   |   Environmental

Will massive solar project see the light of day?

Will massive solar project see the light of day? The News Virginian | By BOB STUART bstuart@newsvirginian.com WAYNESBORO — A solar farm project planned for Stuarts Draft and Lyndhurst would include more than 1,000 acres of panels on parcel owned by 13 landowners, if approved. Augusta County officials say the proposed locations stretch from behind […]

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Fiber optics manufacturer to invest $1.3 million in Washington County, create 20 new jobs

Fiber optics manufacturer to invest $1.3 million in Washington County, create 20 new jobs Bristol Herald Courier | RICHMOND, Va. — New manufacturing jobs are coming to Washington County, Va. Governor Ralph Northam announced in a press release on Monday that AFL, an industry leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, connectivity and accessories, will invest $1.3 […]

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Virginia officials flush with policy choices on taxpayer relief after federal reforms

Virginia officials flush with policy choices on taxpayer relief after federal reforms Richmond Times Dispatch |BY MICHAEL MARTZ More than half of Virginia taxpayers make less than $50,000 a year, but they will pay proportionally more in new state taxes than they will receive in federal tax savings under the sweeping reforms President Donald Trump […]

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Exclusive: Draft details Trump’s plan for reversing Obama climate rule

Exclusive: Draft details Trump’s plan for reversing Obama climate rule A portion of the rule obtained by POLITICO shows Trump’s EPA easing the planned limits on the pollution from power generators driving climate change. EMILY HOLDEN 08/14/2018 07:46 PM EDT | POLITICO The rule would allow states to write rules to make coal plants more efficient, […]

Comments Off on Dominion, environmentalists battle over scope of stop-work order for pipeline   |   Environmental

Dominion, environmentalists battle over scope of stop-work order for pipeline

Dominion, environmentalists battle over scope of stop-work order for pipeline By MICHAEL MARTZ Richmond Times-Dispatch Dominion Energy is pushing federal regulators to allow continued work on portions of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in West Virginia and North Carolina while awaiting new federal permits to resolve concerns the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals raised in […]

Comments Off on Sumitomo Machinery Corporation Of America To Make “Multi-Million Dollar Investment In New Machinery” At Its Virginia Facility.   |   General

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation Of America To Make “Multi-Million Dollar Investment In New Machinery” At Its Virginia Facility.

Gov. Northam Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment in August County Sumitomo Machinery Corporation Of America To Make “Multi-Million Dollar Investment In New Machinery” At Its Virginia Facility. WVIR-TV Charlottesville, VA (8/14) reports that on Tuesday that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced that “Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) will make a multi-million dollar investment in […]

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Trucking’s Tight Capacity Squeezes U.S. Businesses

Trucking’s Tight Capacity Squeezes U.S. Businesses The Wall Street Journal Empty trucks are so hard to come by right now that Dean Foods Co., one of North America’s largest milk suppliers, cut its full-year earnings outlook in part because it simply can’t move its goods for anything close to what it expected to pay this […]

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NIBCO To Invest $14M in Virginia Expansion, Create 30 Jobs

NIBCO To Invest $14M in Virginia Expansion, Create 30 Jobs The Augusta (VA) Free Press (8/7) reports that “NIBCO INC., a manufacturer of wrot copper fittings for the flow control industry, will invest $14 million to expand its operation in Augusta County,” Virginia, adding that the company “is investing in its infrastructure, adding new equipment […]

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Judges vacate two permits for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Judges vacate two permits for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Richmond Times Dispatch Construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has hit a new roadblock in the Blue Ridge Mountains at a critical crossing beneath a scenic national parkway. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday tossed out two federal permits issued […]