Category Archives: Environment

Solar installations hasten loss of Virginia farmland

Virginia lost about 2,000 acres of productive farmland per week in 2021, according to data released in February by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  There are many reasons why farmers sell off their land, including development pressures, lack of interest by younger … Continue reading

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SCC Is Reminded: Ratepayers Bear All Risk of Dominion Wind Turbines

First of Two Articles By Stephen D. Haner Virginia’s State Corporation Commission has now received a series of legal briefs offering opinions on what steps, under the law, it can take to protect Dominion Energy Virginia consumers from the massive … Continue reading

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More Rules for Virginia, Made in California

Virginia’s auto industry overlords in California have a new set of proposed mandates for both electric and internal combustion vehicles which, once adopted, will automatically apply here in the Commonwealth.  They do not advance the date for banning the sale … Continue reading

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You Just Paid More RGGI Tax, Virginia!

Last week Virginia collected another $76 million in carbon tax dollars through the ongoing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative allowance auction. That was the sixth such sale since Virginia joined RGGI, and the state’s total tax take is now $378 million … Continue reading

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Green New Deal Still Rules in Virginia

The elections of a Republican Virginia governor and a new Republican majority in the House of Delegates have not changed Virginia’s status as one of the greenest of Green New Deal states in the country.  Every effort to reverse the … Continue reading

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