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On the wrong day at the wrong beach, swimming could make you sick.
Dominion Energy announced an initiative that will begin transitioning school buses across Virginia from diesel fuel to electric power. Citing benefits to air pollution, climate emissions and school operating budgets, Virginia’s largest utility outlined what it called the largest school bus electrification initiative in the nation. The first phase will provide 50 electric buses to school districts in Northern Virginia, Central Virginia and Hampton Roads.
Electric vehicle (EV) owners, climate activists and concerned citizens gathered Saturday morning at the Environment Virginia Car Show to discuss the future of transportation and how Fairfax County can lead the state in the transition to electric vehicles.
The U.S. House approved a host of provisions today to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The annual defense spending bill would phase out the military’s use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2025 — a major source of drinking water contamination. The bill would also designate all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under Superfund and toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act, spurring cleanup and reducing discharges into waterways, respectively.
The U.S. Senate passed its annual defense policy bill today with a host of provisions to address widespread drinking water contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
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