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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
Governor McAuliffe Announces $12.5 Million Grant Round for Historic Preservation and Landscape Conservation
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the release of a grant round, administered by the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation (VLCF), for projects that will conserve, protect, and benefit historically and culturally significant resources.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $4.23 Million in Virginia Land Conservation Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced Virginia Land Conservation Foundation (VLCF) grants totaling $4.23 million for 23 projects which will help protect 4,390 acres in the commonwealth. VLCF grants are used by private land trusts, local
Governor McAuliffe Announces Partnership with REI to Promote Virginia Public Lands Day
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has partnered with national retail outfitter REI to promote the inaugural Virginia Public Lands Day, which will take place on September 30, 2017.
Governor McAuliffe Operates Unmanned Systems in Air, Land and Sea
Governor Terry McAuliffe today operated unmanned systems in three domains - air, land, and sea - during a technology demonstration at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airfield at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. The technology
Virginia to Receive $834,991 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to Reduce Impacts of Storm Flooding
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will receive $834,991 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Coastal Resilience Grant appropriations to reduce the impacts of storm flooding through
Governor McAuliffe Announces Recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding State Stewardship
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia State University has received the inaugural Outstanding State Stewardship Award for its preservation of Summerseat, an historic house built around 1860 near present-day VSU. The effort to
Governor McAuliffe Announces Nearly $1.2 Million in Dam Safety and Floodplain Management Grant Awards
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $1.15 million in state grants to help dam owners and Virginia localities enhance public safety, reduce the risk of dam failures, and prevent property damage from flooding.
Governor McAuliffe signs Legislation Preserving Historic Black Cemeteries
Governor McAuliffe today signed HB 1547 to provide for the maintenance of 6,975 historic African American graves, monuments, and markers at the East End Cemetery and Evergreen Cemetery.
Governor McAuliffe Takes Executive Action to Reduce Carbon Emissions Across Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Directive 11, which instructs the Department of Environmental Quality to begin the process of establishing regulations in Virginia that will reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
Governor McAuliffe visits 37th Virginia State Park
Governor McAuliffe today completed his 37th state park visit, becoming the first sitting governor to tour Virginia’s complete system. His trips to Staunton River, Staunton River Battlefield, and Occoneechee successfully fulfilled the governor’s
Governor McAuliffe Announces Secretary Molly Ward and Deputy Secretary Russ Baxter Receive Environmental Achievement Awards for State Public Service
Governor McAuliffe today announced that two administration officials have received the National Environmental Achievement Award for State Public Service. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies selected Secretary of Natural Resources Molly
Governor McAuliffe Announces Updates to Virginia Flood Risk Information System
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced updates to the Virginia Flood Risk Information System (VFRIS), an online tool for Virginians to view and assess their flood risk and to help communities plan for resiliency.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $700,000 in Remediation Grants to Support Restoration of Brownfield Sites
The VBAF was established to provide either grants or loans to local governments to promote the restoration and redevelopment of brownfield sites and to address environmental problems or obstacles to reuse in an effort to effectively market for new
Governor McAuliffe Announces Grant to Restore Richmond’s Historic Third Street Bethel AME Church
Governor McAuliffe today announced a more than $400,000 grant from the National Park Service to restore the historic Third Street Bethel AME Church in Richmond. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will partner with church trustees to
Governor McAuliffe Announces Record Attendance for Virginia State Parks in 2016
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia State Parks attendance in 2016 hit a record-high 10,022,698 visitors, which was a 12 percent increase over 2015.
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Solar Project in Sussex County
Governor McAuliffe today announced the permit for a new solar facility to be built in Sussex County. The project, under development by Sappony Solar, will use traditional photovoltaic solar modules to produce 20 megawatts (MW) of renewably generated
Governor McAuliffe Announces $500,000 in Farmland Preservation Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the fiscal year 2017 farmland preservation grant recipients. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (VDACS) Office of Farmland Preservation has awarded a total of $500,000 to six
Governor McAuliffe Announces 40MW of New Solar Capacity in Virginia
Governor McAuliffe today announced the recent issuance of permits for two new solar projects to be built in Virginia. The first, a 20 megawatt (MW) facility under development by Coronal Development Services, will sit on approximately 275 acres in

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