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.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Dominion announces largest electric school bus initiative in the country

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.

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