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Dominion and Duke Energy abandon Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Updated July 6: When Dominion and Duke Energy announced the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in September 2014, the public knew right from the beginning...

Mega-landfill proposal threatens rural community, historic school

The proposed construction of a massive landfill in rural Cumberland County, Virginia, led SELC lawyers and the University of Virginia Law School’...

Dominion plan undermines Virginia’s new Clean Economy Act

Dominion Energy’s recently released Integrated Resource Plan lays out a plan that remains fossil fuel-intensive and will produce 10 million tons...

D.C. Circuit hears challenge to unjust FERC practice

Monday the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard a challenge to a systematic practice by the Federal Energy Regulatory Co...

Virginia adopts bold clean energy law

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Clean Economy Act Saturday, enacting bold legislation that will require zero-carbon generation of...

Virginia General Assembly boosts clean transportation

The 2020 General Assembly session was a watershed for efforts to transform Virginia’s transportation system. The marquee bill was a complex propo...

Proposed Virginia power plant attempts to skirt environmental justice concerns

Chickahominy Power, LLC, the developer behind the proposed Chickahominy Power Station, has requested a special exception groundwater withdrawal p...

Virginia utility proposes pump station on sacred Monacan Indian Nation site

A Virginia utility is proposing to build a raw water intake and pump station on a sacred Monacan Indian Nation heritage site. In a letter to the...

Virginia lawmakers ban fracking east of I-95

The Virginia General Assembly is set to ban fracking in the eastern part of the state, a move that comes after a years-long campaign by SELC and...

Virginia leaps ahead with South’s most progressive energy legislation

The Virginia General Assembly today passed a landmark and historic energy bill setting into motion plans to entirely transform electricity genera...

General Assembly clears way for Virginia’s participation in regional carbon-cutting program

After a late-night vote, Virginia will soon become the first southern state to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a carbon-cu...

Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit before the Supreme Court

On Monday, February 24, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments in United States Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservati...

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