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50th anniversary of Virginia Scenic Rivers Act marks decades of activism for the Rivanna and James

As Virginia commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Virginia Scenic Rivers Act, Betty McGehee remembers decades of environmental advocacy work by her mother, Minnie Lee McGehee, who was dedicated to protecting the Rivanna River and promoting recreation on the waterway. Spurred by news of the General Assembly’s passage of the Virginia Scenic Rivers Act in […]

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Virginia Clean Economy Act may help get state’s economy back on track post COVID-19

Virginia’s new legislative status as one of a handful of states targeting 100% clean power could resuscitate growth for state renewable energy industries hit hard with job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Virginia Clean Economy Act incentives for clean energy – one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy prior to the pandemic – […]