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Conference Call: New Ways to Fight Old Energy
January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) has been defending Virginia for years against new pipelines and compressor stations and fracked-gas power plants. But now it’s time to play offense and take the fight directly to the dirty energy companies who are the real source of the war against clean water, landowner justice, and a livable climate.
Here are the details:
What: Activist Conference Call to Learn about the Virginia Alternative Energy and Coastal Protection Act
When: Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 pm
Where: Your living room! Call-in details will be emailed to you after you RSVP. RSVP and register here.
Why: Let’s stop future pipelines before they even start, and protect our communities in Virginia from climate change
On the call, we’ll tell you all about the proposed Virginia Alternative Energy and Coastal Protection Act (or VCPA for short). This bill would provide over a BILLION dollars in revenue for Virginia to invest in energy efficiency, solar and wind power, and new job training for former fossil fuel workers in Southwest Virginia, along with the first large-scale investments in coastal Virginia to combat the staggering impacts of sea-level rise.
Late last year, Gov. Terry McAuliffe used his executive power to commit Virginia to creating a “cap” on carbon emissions from power plants with a carbon auction that will create over $1.5 BILLION dollars in “carbon revenue” by 2030. But without legislation like VCPA, that money will flow to the polluting companies themselves, like Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power. Unconscionably, it will be a windfall for the very companies who are the problem. The AECPA, instead, mandates that all the money from the auction of pollution permits must be invested in alternative energy, job training, and adaptation measures in the face of rapid climate change.
We’ll also update you on the latest news about the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines. Last month, both pipelines were given conditional approval by the Virginia State Water Control Board. But those “conditions” could be decisive in our legal and regulatory battles to stop the pipelines. Learn more on the call – and how you can help.
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