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.
Safety is the main goal, but long-term pollution benefits could be seen as streets become safer for walking and biking
Little Village residents worry pollution from truck traffic will be more harmful to the neighborhood than coal emissions.
Members of the state’s Advisory Council for Environmental Justice expressed optimism as they began work this month.