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VA WIP Phase I, Done. Phase II, Where to Start?

Last December, EPA and the Commonwealth of Virginia reached agreement on the state’s proposed Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). In evaluating the WIP, EPA found that the WIP met nutrient and sediment allocations for each basin in the final TMDL. EPA also accepted that Virginia was committed to implementing aggressive WWTP upgrades, a more accountable urban [...]

 

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” [...]