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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
Governor McAuliffe Statement on Virginia Air Board Approval of Clean Energy Virginia Initiative
Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board voted to approve regulations to limit carbon emissions from Virginia electric utilities and promote the Commonwealth’s clean energy
Governor McAuliffe Announces $2.57 Million in Grants to Support Restoration of Brownfield Sites
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced approximately $2.57 million in Virginia Brownfields Restoration and Economic Redevelopment Assistance Fund (VBAF) Site Remediation Grants for seven localities in the Commonwealth including Henrico and Prince
Governor McAuliffe Leads Trade and Marketing Mission to Europe
Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a six-day trade and marketing mission to Europe from November 8-13, 2017. The delegation will visit the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Germany. This mission marks the Governor’s 35th trade and marketing mission.
Governor McAuliffe Announces November as Virginia Oyster Month
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced November as Virginia Oyster Month in the Commonwealth. The month of November is the perfect opportunity for travelers and Virginians to explore the Commonwealth’s eight different oyster regions, and to
Governor McAuliffe Announces Environmental Justice Advisory Council
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the convening of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first Environmental Justice Advisory Council (EJAC). The EJAC, established by Executive Order 73, will provide advice and recommendations to the Executive
Governor McAuliffe Announces 84-Acre Expansion to Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the 84-acre expansion of Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve in Augusta County. The acquisition, which more than doubles the size of the existing preserve, is the first project supported with funds from
Governor McAuliffe Announces RFP to Deploy $14 Million for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Virginia
Governor McAuliffe today announced the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to deploy an interconnected and statewide public electric vehicle charging network. The request is part of the Governor’s broader Electric Vehicle (EV) Initiative, which
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Solar Project in King William County
Governor McAuliffe this week announced the permit for a new solar facility to be built in King William County. Dominion Energy received authorization from the Department of Environmental Quality to construct and operate a solar farm, Hollyfield

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