Environment

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 7, 2017) – Today, the Virginia House passed a bill that would set the foundation to reject the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” in practice. Del. Israel O’Quinn (R-Bristol) introduced House Bill 1974 (HB1974) on Jan. 10. The legislation would prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from unilaterally implementing EPA Clean Power Plan emission requirements.…

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 7, 2017) – Today, the Virginia House passed a bill that would set the foundation to reject the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” in practice. Del. Israel O’Quinn (R-Bristol) introduced House Bill 1974 (HB1974) on Jan. 10. The legislation would prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from unilaterally implementing EPA Clean Power Plan emission requirements.…

DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 25, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Iowa House would nullify all EPA regulations within the state, and place sole authority for environmental regulations in the hands of a state agency and the legislature. A coalition of seven representatives introduced House Bill 100 (HF100) on Jan. 24.The legislation rests on…

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 25, 2017) – A Virginia House bill that would set the foundation to reject the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” in practice cleared its first hurdle yesterday, passing an important committee. Del. Israel O’Quinn (R-Bristol) introduced House Bill 1974 (HB1974) on Jan. 10. The legislation would prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from unilaterally implementing…

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 17, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Virginia House would take a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” in practice. Del. Israel O’Quinn (R-Bristol) introduced House Bill 1974 (HB1974) on Jan. 10. The legislation would prohibit the Department of Environmental Quality from…

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 9, 2017) – An Indiana bill would nullify all EPA regulations within the state, and place sole authority for environmental regulations in the hands of a state agency. Rep. Chris Judy filed House Bill 1127 (HB1127) on Jan. 5. The legislation rests on the following legislative finding: “The regulation making authority of the…

RALEIGH, N.C. (Jun. 27, 2016) – A bill originally written to prohibit North Carolina from assisting in the enforcement of certain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules was drastically altered in committee, taking out the provisions that would have pushed back against federal regulations. Introduced by Sen. Chad Barefoot (R-Wake), Sen. Jim Davis (R-Cherokee), and Sen.…