Battle over Mountain Valley Pipeline continues

This is the second in a three-part series examining the impact of climate change on the Commonwealth. See the first part here. The roadblocks preventing the construction of the...

Virginia police departments fail to report 25 police shootings

Virginia police departments failed to report nearly 30% of all instances of police officer-involved shootings of civilians since the state first started collecting data in 2016, according to analysis by The News...

Wishful thinking is a start for Virginia’s climate activists

If you dream it, and if you believe it, then ... it's going to take a lot of hard work, persistence, coalition-building, compromise, and persuasion to see it through. That doesn't faze...

How money in politics may have kept dangerous chemicals secret

Does money in politics matter? In Virginia, oil and gas companies have long been some of the biggest political donors in the state. Among the primary beneficiaries of those donations is House...

Virginia’s solar surge

This is the final part of a three-part series examining the impact of climate change on the Commonwealth. The first part can be found here and the second part here.

McEachin aims to bring residential solar to the masses

Congressman Donald McEachin (D-Va.) introduced legislation this week to make residential solar energy more affordable for low-income families. The Low-Income Solar Energy Act would expand a federally funded program that helps low-income households...

Del. Chris Hurst asks for “stop work” order on Mountain Valley Pipeline

Update: March 31, 2019 Hurst received a response on March 25th, denying his "stop work" order request. Construction continues on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Virginia Del....

Northam won’t veto Republican measure blocking state from joining climate program

On Thursday, Governor Ralph Northam announced he would not veto a Republican budget provision that blocks Virginia from joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Environmental groups had...

Northam sets 100% renewable energy target for 2050

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued an executive order today setting a goal for Virginia to produce 100% of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050.  The order says the...

Dominion pulls a fast one on legislators and the public

When you make a deal with someone, you can’t just unilaterally change the terms of the contract after the fact just because you want more money. Or at least,...