News Release | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Electric Buses in America: Lessons from Cities Pioneering Clean Transportation

Cities across the country are making the switch to electric buses and are reaping the benefits on dual fronts -- reducing emissions as well as operating expenses. A new report from Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group highlights the experience of six early adopters, illuminating the successes, challenges and lessons learned. 

News Release | Environment America

EPA’s proposed lead rule fails to ensure safe drinking water

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposal to update to the federal Lead and Copper Rule. As proposed, EPA’s long-awaited update to the Lead and Copper Rule falls far short of the decisive action needed to “get the lead out” of our drinking water. And in a few critical provisions, the proposed rule could even take us backwards.  

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Pennsylvania’s decision to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative big step for state on climate change

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to announce a proposal tomorrow to commit the commonwealth to joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Through the governor’s administrative action, the commonwealth is poised to become a member of one of the largest and most successful programs for tackling climate pollution in the nation.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Gov. Northam announces $20 million electric school bus program

Gov. Ralph Northam announced yesterday at a United States Climate Alliance event for Climate Week NYC that Virginia will dedicate $20 million for an electric school bus initiative. The program will allocate funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (VEMT), which the commonwealth received as a part of a $93.6 million settlement with Volkswagen over violations of the Clean Air Act.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Yes, Virginia, there is a future free from fossil fuels

RICHMOND, Virginia -- Gov. Ralph Northam handed down an executive order today with a stated goal of using renewable energy to meet all of Virginia’s electricity needs by 2050, with an interim target of 30 percent by 2030.

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