RICHMOND – The next generation of energy in Virginia and West Virginia is nuclear. Virginia Speaker Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah County and West Virginia Speaker Roger Hanshaw announced today they would be working jointly to bring advanced nuclear-powered energy sources and cutting-edge innovation to their respective states. Ensuring that Virginia and West Virginia become national leaders in the next wave of … Read More
Democrats’ energy tax scheme would raise electricity bills by 10 percent
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, House Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Terry Kilgore, and House of Delegates candidates Mary Margaret Kastleberg (R-Henrico) and D.J. Jordan (R-Prince William), held a press conference call today to discuss Virginia Democrats’ support for an energy tax scheme the SCC says will raise Virginians power bills by $144, or 10 percent, per year. … Read More
ICYMI: New study highlights costs associated with energy tax scheme pushed by Governor and Virginia Democrats
The Thomas Jefferson Institute this week issued a study on the impacts and costs associated with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional energy tax system to reduce carbon emissions from electric power generators. During the 2019 General Assembly Session, the State Corporation Commission testified before a House subcommittee and stated that if Virginia were to join RGGI, residential … Read More
House Republicans receive more than two dozen business awards from Virginia Chamber
Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates received more than two dozen business awards from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards dinner on Tuesday, including awards for Legislator of the Year and Freshman of the Year. House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) was given the Chamber’s Legislator of the Year award and Delegate Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk) was … Read More
Statement of Virginia Legislative Leaders on Positive Findings of Final Environmental Impact Statement for Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Comprehensive Review Concludes Economically Crucial Domestic Energy Project Will Be Built in Environmentally Responsible Manner
House passes legislation to restore oversight on energy policy
The Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday passed legislation to require General Assembly approval of Virginia’s implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan, restoring legislative oversight of energy regulations.
Del. Israel O’Quinn & Del. Scott Taylor on new EPA regulations
An issue this important, with such extensive economic consequences, deserves full consideration by the millions of Virginians who will be impacted by its implementation.
House Republicans to introduce oversight legislation in response to latest EPA Regulations from Obama administration
Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates will announce oversight legislation in response to the latest EPA regulations at a pro-energy rally in Richmond Monday night.
House Republicans criticize costly new EPA Regulations
The E.P.A. rule released today is not only another example of an overreaching federal government, but more importantly it will drive up energy costs for hardworking Virginians and further damage our already struggling economy.
Letter to President Obama on EPA regulations
A group of Virginia legislators released a letter signed by 85 members of the Virginia General Assembly to President Obama expressing their opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations.
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