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A clear-eyed look at Gov. McAuliffe’s climate record …

November 28th, 2017 · Comments Off on A clear-eyed look at Gov. McAuliffe’s climate record …

Recently, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been making some news when it comes to climate change. When climate-science denier Donald Trump declared his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, Gov. McAuliffe stepped up to declare that Virginia would act to address climate change at the state level. Following an executive order […]

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Tags: climate change · climate hawk · virginia

Where’s the beef, Terry?

May 16th, 2017 · 1 Comment

For Virginians aware of the Commonwealth’s tremendous risks from climate change and (potentially even more) tremendous opportunities for prosperity through climate action, the past few days had some real buzz. Governor Terry McAuliffe was going to make a climate-related announcement at Alexandria ReNew?.  That event has come and past. Signing an Exec. directive addressing carbon […]

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WashPost editorial board calls out Kook-inelli

May 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The Washington Post lead editorial this morning strongly rebukes the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli, for seeking to repudiate reality and to throw out the concept of academic freedom. They highlight that Cuccinelli’s witch hunt could cost Virginia dearly, undermining the reputation of Virginia’s excellent universities while risking real falls in […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · virginia · Washington Post

Some Sanity amid the Commonwealth’s Insanity

February 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

At times, the expression ‘the inmates have taken over the asylum’ seems all too relevant to the governance process and is sadly too true when it comes to the Commonwealth of Virignia. Yesterday, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli declared that his “belief” system evidently trumps science as he committed the Commonwealth and its citizens’ taxes to […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · global warming deniers · Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change · virginia

Dear GOP: Please Stop “Bring ‘Em On”ing Mother Nature

February 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This guest post comes from The Green Miles who, with reason, is appalled at the Virginia GOP’s determination to display its anti-science syndrome credentials for all the world to see. [Note: for a related, background, post, see: Cold Weather … the glaring need for context You just had to do it, didn’t you, Republican Party […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · catastrophic climate change · Energy · Global Warming · global warming deniers · virginia

Deeds for the Common Wealth

October 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Commonwealth of Virginia has long embraced a tradition of: Good governance (especially fiscal management) Support for good public education (including a top public university system) Protection of its historical legacy and landscape (such as Civil War battlefields and the Piedmont) Business-friendly policy. Looking at the economic and political landscape, the time seems ripe for […]

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Tags: Energy · schools · virginia

Who is Creigh Deeds Speaking To? And, what is he saying?

October 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Creigh Deeds’ new ad begins “Does Bob McDonnell really stand with us?” With his misogynist and regressive views, as detailed in his Liberty University thesis or McDonnell’s half-baked and truthiness-laden concepts to raid educational funds to pour concrete in an insufficient answers to Virginia’s transportation challenges to, well, many of McDonnell’s views and “proposals”, it […]

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Tags: global warming deniers · politics · virginia

Energy Smart Candidates: A 2008 recap and 2009 look-ahead

December 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Energy Smart Candidates: A 2008 recap and 2009 look-ahead

Eight months ago, I opened an effort to Vote Energy Smart, not Energy Dumb! The opportunity is before us to bring focus to [energy and global warming] across campaigns, across the United States, and make Energy/Global Warming a winning issue come November and a higher priority for serious Congressional and Administration action come January 2009. […]

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Tags: Energy · energy smart · politics · virginia

Power Line: Questions to Ask Before Construction

December 14th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Today is the last day for placing questions and comments before the Virginia State Corporation Commission (VSCC)  (comments) about two major issues from Dominion Virginia Power. Wise County coal-fired power plant (application, 14 page pdf) PUE-2007-0066 A 500 kV transmission line to bring coal electricity to Northern Virginia from Ohio (application, 29 page pdf)  PUE-2007-00033 Green […]

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Tags: conservation · electricity · emissions · Energy · energy efficiency · environmental · politics · virginia