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Governor Northam Announces New, Innovative Land Conservation Strategy
Governor Ralph Northam today announced a new land conservation strategy that will focus resources on preserving lands with the highest conservation value for the Commonwealth.
Governor Northam Urges Virginians to Buy Flood Insurance by May 1
Governor Ralph Northam is urging Virginians to purchase flood insurance or renew their policies on or before May 1, a month before the official start of hurricane season.
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor Northam Signs Executive Order to Enhance Protection of Virginia’s Air, Water, and Public Health
Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order 6, which instructs the Department of Environmental Quality to update outdated regulations, strengthen enforcement of Virginia’s environmental standards, identify the causes of permitting delays,
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor Northam Announces Virginia State Parks Stimulate More Than $226 Million in Visitor Spending in 2017
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia State Parks helped stimulate more than $226 million in visitor spending in 2017, including $104 million by out-of-state visitors.
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor Northam Statement on Single Public Meeting in Virginia to Discuss Offshore Drilling Plan
Governor Ralph Northam released the following statement today reiterating his opposition to the Trump administration’s plans to expand offshore drilling off of all U.S. waters and calling on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to host
Governor Northam Urges General Assembly to Protect Virginia’s Fishing Resources and Industries
Today Governor Ralph Northam introduced legislation that would bring Virginia into compliance with management decisions made by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) with respect to menhaden fishing.
First Lady Pam Northam Announces Findings of New Report Showing Historic Preservation Tax Credits Boost Virginia’s Economy
During an annual legislative reception hosted last week, First Lady Pam Northam highlighted the findings of two just-completed studies that show the sustained and substantial contribution preservation makes to Virginia’s economy through the
Governor Northam Announces New Solar Project in Gloucester County
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a permit for Strata Solar Development to construct and operate a new solar facility, Gloucester Solar, LLC, in Gloucester County. The 19.8 megawatt (MW)
Governor Northam Statement on Rate Freeze Repeal Legislation
Governor Ralph Northam released the following statement on pending legislation to repeal the freeze on utility.
Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor-elect Ralph Northam today announced key appointments for senior leadership positions within his administration
Governor McAuliffe Announces 900 Jobs Created from VirginiaSAVES Program
Governor McAuliffe today announced that the VirginiaSAVES Green Communities Program has created more than 900 jobs during his administration, generating more than $70 million in energy savings across the Commonwealth. Created in 2015, the
Governor McAuliffe Announces Park Partnership with Albemarle County to Open Biscuit Run
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a partnership with Albemarle County to open Biscuit Run park to the public. Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) signed a 99-year lease with Albemarle County for
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor-elect Ralph Northam today announced his selections for Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and Secretary of Natural Resources.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Agreements to Protect Virginia’s Aquifers
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced agreements to limit groundwater withdrawals from the Commonwealth’s at-risk coastal aquifers. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will issue new permits for 14 major groundwater users in eastern
Governor McAuliffe Announces Awards from the Landmark DuPont Settlement
Governor McAuliffe today announced the first round of project awards under the DuPont Waynesboro Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration settlement. The settlement, which involves approximately $50 million in funding for restoration
Governor McAuliffe Announces Nearly $12.5 Million in Land Conservation Grants
Governor McAuliffe announced today nearly $12.5 million in grants from the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation (VLCF) to nine projects. The awards will protect almost 4,000 historically significant acres and fund new interpretive tools at multiple

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