Category Archives: Environment

Employer Escape From Green Energy Costs Blocked

Virginia’s major energy-intensive industries will not get a requested path to avoid some of the coming cost shock from the 2020 Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA). The bill that sought them a lifeline was tied to an anvil and sunk in a … Continue reading

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President-Elect Biden Loads Up on Lawyers

President-Elect Joe Biden has announced his EPA review team, many of whom are lawyers from some of the nation’s largest legal firms. Agriculture is in for an interesting ride. Patrice Lumumba Simms is designated as the team leader to review … Continue reading

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President-Elect Biden Will Rejoin Paris Climate Accord

President-Elect Joe Biden is planning to quickly sign a series of Executive Orders shortly after being sworn in on January 20, 2021. This is according to media outlets. The Washington Post states “He [Biden] will rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and…[fulfill] commitments … Continue reading

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TCI Returns

Having imposed a carbon tax on Virginia electricity generation in 2020, the General Assembly starting in January 2021 will consider adding a similar tax on every gallon of gasoline and diesel sold for vehicle use. The Transportation and Climate Initiative, an environmentalist … Continue reading

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What are perennial, intermittent and ephemeral streams?

In an earlier blog, I discussed what is “not” a water of the United States. The issue is trickier when a new definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) is examined for perennial, intermittent, or ephemeral streams. A perennial stream … Continue reading

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