Category: Perspectives

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Statewide environmental news roundup – April 2022

The 2020 Virginia Clean Economy Act required the state’s utilities to move aggressively into the renewable energy arena. Virginia Business reports that “Virginia’s largest electric utilities [Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power] are deploying an array of technologies as they decarbonize, digitalize and decentralize their power grids to meet the state’s and their own clean energy goals.” An SCC hearing examiner will issue a decision on Appalachian Power’s proposals “pretty quickly.” The projected costs of the utilities’ plans are raising concerns.

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Statewide environmental news roundup – March 2022

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) continues to make the news.

Community Perspective: Democracy depends on the freedom to read

A community perspectives piece by members of the Virginia Library Association Daily we hear cries for book banning by elected officials across America. Sadly, Virginia is not immune. This year the General Assembly proposed legislation that would give the commonwealth increased power to dictate curriculum choices across the state, by restricting what types of books …

Community Perspective: Hidden censorship: limited availability of diverse books

A community perspectives piece by Sandy Parks Almost every day there is news about another book, or list of books being banned somewhere. Across the nation, there were 155 unique book challenges in the second half of the year alone, a marked increase from past years. Most of these challenges target books that focus on …

Statewide environmental news roundup – February 2022

Once again, Virginia pipelines made headlines.

Community Perspective: Not The Russian Bear

A community perspectives piece by James Sattva I am an agitator, an educator, and an organizer.  I don’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t hyper-aware of the injustice constantly at work all around me.  At the same time, I was  baffled that no one saw what I saw, or that no one was willing to …

Community Perspective: Driving on Coney Island Avenue

A community perspectives piece by Anna Rose Geary I was 24 years old and still didn’t know how to drive.  I told myself I didn’t want to learn to drive because I knew that I would kill myself. Besides, my father’s car had been stolen five times from his parking spot across the street near the …

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