by shay bell It’s been a minute since our last set of blogs, but I’m back this month with a bit of an attitude because I’m over white male greed. As I’m sure we’re all aware, Virginia is one of many states aiming to lower their carbon emissions this year in an attempt to combat […]
With his selection of Andrew Wheeler as Secretary of Natural Resources, Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin has proven once again that he will line the pockets of corporate polluters instead of supporting the needs of our community.
Glenn Youngkin formally announced that he will ignore the impact climate change is having on the Commonwealth, and instead will use executive action to end Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
Another report just came out sounding the ? on climate change––another “code RED for humanity.” The United Nations said on Monday that climate change is caused by humans, and that catastrophic weather events will only worsen in the years to come. Recycling isn’t enough y’all, we need immediate action from our leaders to tackle this […]
After years of hard work by community members and environmental justice advocates, Just Transition will become law in Virginia on July 1. What’s that? So glad you asked. Starting July 1st, utility monopolies like Dominion Energy will be required to notify communities of an upcoming power plant closure, giving them the opportunity to plan to […]
Several bills that would have held utility monopolies accountable for ripping off their customers were shot down by a state Senate committee this February. I was equally outraged and dismayed watching Senators from both sides of the aisle vote to allow Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power to continue to pocket the money of ratepayers unethically. […]
General Assembly Legislative Session Roundup Part 2 We’re sending our compliments to the chefs in the General Assembly who’ve been cooking up all sorts of progress for the Commonwealth! Our mouths are watering as we’re waiting for the Governor to put his pen on progressive bills so they can become law. There’s just so much […]
Have you ever left a store, realized you were WAY overcharged, and thought, ‘Eh. I guess it’s their money now. I hope they buy something nice for themselves. They deserve my money.’ Of course not—that’s ludicrous. But that is just what Dominion Energy expects us to do. via GIPHY Dominion Energy Overcharges Its Customers and […]
Our heroes are the women of color in leadership who are moving the most impactful legislation! I’m talking about: The Environmental Justice Act from Sen. Hashmi The School Equity and Staffing Act from Del. Aird The Voting Rights Act from Del. Price The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights from Sen. McClellan And the Automatic expungement […]
Richmond, Virginia—Members of the Senate General Laws Committee voted today to report Senator Ghazala Hashmi’s SB1318. This bill expands upon the Environmental Justice Act passed in the 2020 session and codifies the interagency working group on environmental justice. “All of us want to breathe clean air, drink safe water, and lessen the impacts of climate […]