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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
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.

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