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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,

 

DEQ Report Card Muddys the Waters

On Monday, August 23, 2010, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality released Virginia’s 2010 Water Quality Assessment Report, and its findings appear to be just as murky as the James River. As with many things in life, there’s the good news, and the bad news. The good news is that more than 430 waters have [...]

 

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 [...]

 

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 [...]