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August PV Spotlight on Appalachian Voices

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 […]

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Leaving the Dirty Energy Economy Behind While Pushing Communities and Workers Ahead

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 […]

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Missed Opportunities to Prioritize People Over Profit

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. […]

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So Much Love for the 2021 Sesh

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 […]

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Show Me the Money (That Dominion Stole)

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 […]

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Hero & Zero 1/22

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 […]

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Virginia Environmental Justice Bill Moves Forward

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 […]

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People’s Hearing on Climate Justice in Virginia: How Real People are Affected & the Need for Environmental Justice

MEDIA ADVISORY: TODAY at 6:00 p.m.Virtually on Zoom CONTACT: Tiffany Potter: tiffany@progressva.org: 434.906.0870 Virginians will hold ‘People’s Hearing on Climate Justice’  today at 6 p.m. to share their stories about how their lives have been impacted by climate change and discuss the necessity of environmental justice in the Commonwealth. Community members will share their stories with legislators and […]