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Virginia to drop California’s emissions rules by year’s end

Virginia to drop California’s emissions rules by year’s end

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the state's plan to abandon California's vehicle emissions standards by the end of the year, citing an opinion from the Attorney General.

Denise Lavoie and Sarah Brumfield report for The Associated Press.

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Virginia's bid for federal funds to curb pollution and promote green solutions

Virginia's bid for federal funds to curb pollution and promote green solutions

In a bid for federal support, Virginia aims to secure funds for initiatives addressing pollution and greenhouse gases, signaling a shift toward cleaner energy and transportation.

Jake Bolster reports for Inside Climate News.

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Virginia's move toward expanded access to shared solar energy

Virginia's move toward expanded access to shared solar energy

Virginia is poised to broaden shared solar programs, aiming to include more residents in the push towards solar energy.

Charlie Paullin reports for Virginia Mercury.

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Virginia's new energy regulators set to steer state's green transition

Virginia's transition to renewable energy gains momentum with the election of Kelsey Bagot and Samuel Towell as key utility regulators.

Hannah Chanatry reports for Inside Climate News.

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Virginia's environmental justice efforts face hurdles under new administration

Despite recent political shifts, Virginia's commitment to environmental justice is being tested, with advocates expressing concern over the state's direction.

Hannah Chanatry reports for Inside Climate News.

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Environmental justice advocates in Virginia fear recent legal gains could be thwarted by politics in Richmond

The state’s Council on Environmental Justice needs additional funding, they say, while the Republican Youngkin administration hasn’t made community environmental concerns a priority.

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With Democrats back in control of Virginia’s General Assembly, environmentalists see a narrow path forward for climate policy

New Democratic majorities in the Senate and House of Delegates aren’t nearly big enough to override vetoes by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, described by one Democrat as “mostly hostile to climate policy.” But Democrats will control the regulation of utilities.

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