A recent report draws attention to the extreme energy burden facing hundreds of low-income and people of color in the community.
Critics fear the report charts a business-as-usual pathway that conflicts with the state’s energy goals.
The nondenominational Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions has expanded to include 75 congregations and communities.
A bill that could boost Virginia’s efforts to participate in broader climate initiatives will get a hearing this week, but observers say it is unlikely to advance in a Republican-controlled state legislature.
Despite a unanimous vote by a citizen’s air pollution board earlier this month, Virginia faces several hurdles, including possible court and legislative challenges, before it could join a regional carbon emissions trading network.