Report: Virginia Superfund sites inadequately protected from climate change

A government watchdog group has found that 15 Virginia Superfund sites are vulnerable to extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change. According to a study by the Government Accountability Office, an independent government...

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...

$17+ million on the line in battle over Spotsylvania solar farm

Update: April 15, 2019 The Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors approved three special use permits for the solar farm. The project will go forward, despite complaints from local residents.

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...

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...
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Virginia AG fights to stop Dominion from charging customers for $247 million in upgrades

The Virginia Attorney General’s office is trying to prevent Dominion Energy from charging customers $247 million to recover money spent on environmental upgrades at its Chesterfield County power plant.

Northam declares state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian approaches U.S.

Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency on Monday as coastal Virginia braces for Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to dump several inches of rain and cause flooding in the region...
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Chesapeake Bay education program forced to shut down program due to rising sea levels

After 40 years, Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Fox Island Education Program announced that it would no longer be hosting its annual education events after this fall. The reason? Rising sea levels. 

Dominion paid less in federal income tax than you did

Yes, you read that correctly. Dominion Energy, which reported over $3 billion in U.S. income, had an effective tax rate of -1%, meaning they actually made money while you were busy paying...