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Virginia’s revised WIP submitted…but will it be enough?

On  Monday, the Commonwealth of Virginia submitted a revised Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) to the EPA, meeting EPA’s established deadline. However, in the revised draft, Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech,

 

Happy Earth Day in Virginia

Forty years ago today, Earth Day was born. Its conception marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement in the United States, and according to its founder, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, was the day “the environmental issue came of age in American political life.” What many might not know, however, is that the environmental movement [...]

 

Virginia leadership challenging EPA…again.

And it may be a foreshadowing of more to come. Earlier this year, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II, filed a suit against the EPA calling into question certain data upon which some global warming regulations were based. At a press conference yesterday, two Virginia legislators, state senator Ryan T. McDougle (R-Hanover), and delegate [...]

 

The Quest for Sustainability and Economic Prosperity in Virginia

What a Difference a Year Makes! During last year’s Environment Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, scientists and speakers joined then Governor Tim Kaine in addressing the nexus of economic prosperity and economic stewardship in the quest for a more sustainable environment. Not surprisingly, climate change was a “hot” [...]

 

Can We Clean Up the Chesapeake Bay?

For twenty years, federal and state regulators, local governments, and citizen interest groups have been struggling with the issue of the declining health of the Chesapeake Bay. Agreements have been made – and broken. Laws have been passed, regulations promulgated, executive orders issued…and to what result? The Bay is apparently no worse off today, but [...]

 

Let’s Talk About Land, Water and Air

Greetings and welcome to VaEnvironmentalLaw.com, which is intended to promote discussions about issues in environmental law. We hope the blog will be of interest to a wide variety or readers. We hope that our initial commentaries will be the foundation for others to add their own ideas, opinions, and insights on the Commonwealth’s environment and [...]