Bloomberg Law
Nov. 7, 2019, 10:00 AM

Virginia’s New Democratic Majority to Make Environment a Priority

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

Democratic control of Virginia’s Legislature could be a boon for clean energy and environmental policy in the Commonwealth but may prove challenging for power producers and gas pipeline proponents.

Democrats won full control of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly in the Nov. 5 election. In 2020, Democrats will control the main levers of government—the Legislature and governor’s mansion—for the first time in a quarter century.

Clean water, air, and energy emerged as top issues for voters, and will be among the majority’s priorities moving forward, said Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, leader of the House Democratic Caucus. ...

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