News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden administration announces $6.4 billion program to reduce transportation’s climate impacts

The United States Department of Transportation announced on Thursday a new program to spend $6.4 billion over the next five years to reduce climate emissions from the nation’s transportation sector.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: $6 billion in subsidies for distressed nuclear plants are misguided

Tapping into $6 billion in subsidies passed as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Department of Energy launched a program on Tuesday to bail out the owners and operators of money-losing nuclear power plants.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Beach featured in new analysis of solar power progress across the country

Virginia Beach ranked 23rd for solar energy per capita in the latest edition of the Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center’s report Shining Cities: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden restores robust public and environmental review for infrastructure projects

The Biden administration announced on Tuesday stronger public and environmental review requirements under a bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The move reversed a rollback by the Trump administration of the requirements, which had limited public review of federal infrastructure projects in an effort to shove through the permitting of new freeways, fossil fuel power plants and pipelines.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Gov. Younkin takes step backwards on plastics

 Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Executive Order 17 to repeal a previous ban on single use plastics in state agencies and shift the administration’s focus towards recycling.