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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 [...]

 

Proposed Stormwater Regs May Not Be Sufficient

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is in the process of adopting significant changes to the state’s Stormwater Regulations. These changes will fundamentally alter the way stormwater from construction activities is regulated in Virginia. The changes include new technical criteria limiting the quality and quantity of discharges for new development and for redevelopment. [...]