The Virginia Clean Economy Act will force state regulators to factor in indirect costs associated with carbon emissions.
A public meeting on the proposed factory was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and was not rescheduled.
The governor and legislature can’t agree on who ultimately controls $92 million in clean transportation money.
An industry-backed effort aims to end ORSANCO’s role in setting and enforcing pollution standards.
Critics say the Democrat has done too little to address coal ash pollution, but that could change in 2019.