My first, stunned thought, was: “not again.”
My second, sorrowful thought, was: “of course again.”
The recent tragic deaths of three unarmed black Americans, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, are searing, painful reminders of how devastatingly far we still have to go to achieve racial equity in this country. African Americans and people of color throughout the Commonwealth and the United States have been brutally reminded that their lives are at constant risk because of the pigment of their skin. Again.
While Arlington continues to confront the coronavirus epidemic, County residents also must prepare for several elections: the Democrats’ May 30 School Board caucus, the Republicans’ June 23 Senate primary, the July 7 County Board special election, and the November 3 general election. Arlingtonians take their civic duty seriously and vote at above-average rates, yet no one can predict exactly when the virus will stop being an immediate threat to our health, when life will go back to “normal,” or whether there will be a second wave of the virus.
Today, Senator Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) and Delegate Rip Sullivan (D-Fairfax) – the patrons of the Virginia Clean Economy Act – released the following statement regarding
Jennifer McClellan and Rip Sullivan column: Repositioning the economy by investing in clean energy jobsApril 24, 2020News Clip
Earlier this month, Gov. Ralph Northam signed a historic law: the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA). The biggest step forward in environmental and energy policy in Virginia history, the VCEA passed with bipartisan majorities.
This law makes Virginia one of the top five states in combating climate change, and one of just a handful committed to achieving 100% clean energy by 2045. It will also help Virginians save money on their energy bills and create thousands of jobs.
RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- Virginia is working towards using cleaner more efficient energy statewide.
Governor Ralph Northam is accelerating Virginia’s transition to clean energy by signing the Virginia Clean Economy Act and by amending the Clean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act that requires Virginia to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.