News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Gov. Northam announces executive order to phase out single use plastics in state government

Gov. Ralph Northam announced this morning Executive Order 77 which will eliminate the use of disposable plastic bags and single-use foodware at all state agencies within 120 days, and phase out the use of other single-use plastics in the state agencies and public universities by 2025. 

News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Gov. Northam approves bill to ban single use foam

Gov. Ralph Northam has approved Del. Betsy Carr’s bill (HB1902) to ban polystyrene foam, commonly called  Styrofoam, cups and take-out containers in Virginia.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Governor Northam signs clean cars bill into law

Today, Governor Ralph Northam signed HB 1965 into law, establishing an advanced clean cars program in Virginia.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA acts responsibly by relaunching climate science and policy website

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency reinstated its website centered on climate science and policy on Thursday. This information was removed from the EPA website by the previous administration. This relaunch is a strong signal that the Biden administration will restore the role of science in protecting our communities and public health. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Michael Regan’s confirmation as EPA secretary is the right decision for key agency

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed Michael Regan as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. With his strong environmental protection background as the leader of North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, Regan is expected to place the agency’s focus back squarely on its mission: to protect the environment and public health. This will include safeguarding the nation’s waterways and air quality, as well as pushing forward with bold action to address climate change.

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