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Virginia lawmakers kill Governor Youngkin’s amendment to define nuclear energy as renewable

The Hill, BY ZACK BUDRYK – 04/14/23 

Virginia’s Democratic-controlled Senate rejected an amendment to an energy bill this week that would have allowed nuclear and hydrogen power to qualify as renewables.

In a 22-18 party line vote on Wednesday, the Senate rejected several amendments offered by Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) to state legislation that would qualify certain biomass facilities as renewable energy.

Mike Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, said the organization is “grateful” for the vote…………………………..

The vote is the latest clash between Youngkin and the upper chamber of the legislature on environment and energy issues…………………….


April 17, 2023 - Posted by | politics

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