Massive new Charles City natural gas plant, which will emit millions of tons of carbon, approved by state air board
The State Air Pollution Control Board has approved a permit for a massive new natural gas-fired power plant in Charles City County.
The board voted 6-1 to approve the pollution permit for the Chickahominy Power Station after a marathon meeting Friday over calls from opponents and one board member to delay the decision. If built, the power plant, developed by Chickahominy LLC, a subsidiary of Balico, LLC, would be the largest fossil-fired power plant in Virginia.
Emily Cadden’s favorite shift is Tuesday nights. While most government employees are packing up to go home, Cadden, a health educator with the Richmond City Health District, is preparing to conduct free sexually transmitted disease tests.
If a cigarette is unlit, it won’t do you any harm, said Keith Andes, president of the Richmond Association of Firefighters.
“But the moment you light that cigarette — or the moment you enter that burning building — all kinds of chemicals are now affecting you,” Andes said.
Andes was a firefighter for the Richmond Fire Department for more than 35 years, retiring at the rank of captain in 2013. Since then, he has been lobbying for a bill to help firefighters diagnosed with cancer, an occupation...
When state Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax, was campaigning to represent the 36th District in 2015, he met people who hadn’t voted in more than seven years.
Some constituents told him they were “presidential-election only” voters, while others simply chose not to vote.
The most common reason Surovell found for people not voting, however, was long commutes.
“I just think a lot of people have really busy lives, horrible commutes and physical limitations which limits their ability to participate,...
Democrats hold all five of Virginia’s statewide offices and have carried the state during the past three presidential races. And yet they hold just 34 of the 100 seats in the House of Delegates. The Democrats blame this on gerrymander. Republicans say it simply reflect how Democrats live in clusters in Virginia.
Everybody at the state Capitol saw this coming: the death of a bill to prohibit Dominion, the single largest corporate donor in Virginia politics, from giving campaign contributions to legislators, the governor and other public officials.
To the average person, the fate of the Levar Stoney mayoral campaign may have looked grim six months ago. In the beginning, only one in 10 people knew his name.
Keith Allen Harward, who served 33 years in prison for crimes he didn’t commit, will receive nearly $1.6 million from the commonwealth of Virginia under a bill approved Monday by the House of Delegates.
After the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, two black men killed by white police officers last summer, 24-year-old VCU senior Brittney Maddox decided she had enough.
“When they got publicized back-to-back, I found that I was really tired and exhausted and I had to shut all of my social media off,” Maddox said.
On July 5, 2017, Sterling, a 37-year-old father of five, was shot in the chest and back by a Louisiana police officer outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, ...
More than 1,000 anti-Trump protesters marched through Richmond and shut down portions of W. Broad St., the downtown area and the Interstate 95 and 64-W on Wednesday night. Virginia State Police arrested 10 protesters and Richmond Police arrested two more during the course of the evening.