News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Virginia State Senate passes vital clean cars rule

Key vote takes state one step closer to a clean car future. The Virginia Senate voted Friday to establish advanced clean car standards in the state. The bill, HB 1965, creates a low-emission vehicle (LEV) and zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program. 

News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Virginia legislature passes vote to ban intentional balloon releases

 Today, the Virginia Senate voted 22 to 17 to pass Del. Nancy Guy’s bill (HB2159) to ban the intentional release of balloons.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Landmark Arctic National Wildlife Refuge protection bill introduced in Congress

Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Reps. Jared Huffman of California and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania introduced bi-partsian legislation Thursday to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Arctic Refuge Protection Act featured 75 co-sponsors. If passed, the bicameral bill would grant wilderness designation to the coastal plain of the refuge. Wilderness designation is the strongest protection in the American public lands system, safeguarding areas from development and preserving them as truly wild places.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA head nominee Michael Regan deserves swift confirmation in Senate

A hearing will be held Wednesday for Michael Regan, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America fully supports Regan given his work on climate, clean water, and experience reaching across the aisle and engaging stakeholders.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Virginia House of Delegates votes to establish Advanced Clean Car Standards

Today, the Virginia House of Delegates voted 55 to 44 to pass Del. Lamont Bagby’s bill (HB 1965) to establish Advanced Clean Car Standards in Virginia. The program works to set a low-emissions vehicle (LEV) regulation and a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) regulation.

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