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Members of a U.S. House Natural Resources panel agreed Thursday on the need to clean up and cap thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, including some in Virginia, but disagreed along party lines about the extent of the federal government’s role in well regulation.The Energy and Mineral Resources...
Joe Biden wants a carbon-free electric grid by 2035. What does that look like in Virginia?Virginia’s General Assembly made history in 2020 by becoming the first state in the South to pass a law requiring the full decarbonization of its electric sector. The Virginia Clean Economy Act requires our...
WASHINGTON — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said Wednesday that it had too little data on a rare but serious blood-clotting condition reported in at least six women.That means states and federally run...
Georgia and Colorado have been getting a lot of attention for sending people who have spread lies and hate to the halls of Congress.Virginia deserves a share of the limelight too.Last summer, conservative Republicans in the state’s 5th congressional district — which stretches through the middle of the state...
WASHINGTON — Virginia has 577 bridges and 2,124 miles of highways in poor condition and has suffered $10 billion in damage from extreme weather. Nearly 10 percent of Virginians live in areas that lack broadband infrastructure. Over the next 20 years, President Joe Biden's administration says, Virginia's drinking water...
WASHINGTON — Two wind turbines, each as tall as the Washington Monument, stand sentinel 27 miles off the coast of Virginia, the nation’s first offshore wind installation in federal waters.The pilot project began producing power last October but it is just the beginning for an industry poised for massive...
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice will distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws that would allow courts to temporarily remove a firearm from an individual who is distressed, according to senior Biden administration officials. “The president will not wait for Congress to act before...
WASHINGTON — Congress had yet to even schedule a hearing on a measure granting statehood to the District of Columbia when a panel of state lawmakers in Arizona voted in February to take a stand against D.C’s plea to become the 51st state.From their committee room some 2,300 miles...
WASHINGTON—One U.S. Capitol Police officer was dead and another injured Friday after a driver slammed a car into a barricade outside the Capitol and struck the officers, according to law enforcement.The suspect in the vehicle was shot and killed, said Yogananda Pittman, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police,...
WASHINGTON — Fully vaccinated individuals can travel at low risk to themselves, and do not need to get a COVID-19 test or quarantine after traveling within the U.S., federal health officials said Friday as they unveiled updated travel guidelines.The new guidelines offer the first official guidance to Americans who are...