ABRA and Southern Environmental Law Center were each honored for their role in fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) at the November 8 Board of Directors meeting of the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council (RACC).
SELC received the Relentless Warriors Award in recognition for its “dedicated pursuit of justice and tireless work,
Virginia Governor Northam on March 3 signed into law a bill creating the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice. The measure, HB 1042, had passed the House of Delegates February 3 by a 55-43 vote, and passed the Senate on February 17 by a 25-15 vote.
“Race, ethnicity, and language had the strongest relationship to slow and ineffective enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act,” according to the findings of a new study released September 24 by ABRA member Natural Resources Defense Council. The study found that “while the Safe Drinking Water Act guarantees all Americans access to clean,
Virginia Natural Resources Secretary Matt Strickler has rebuffed recommendations made to Governor Northam on August 16 by the Governor’s Advisory Council on Environmental Justice (GACEJ) concerning the environmental justice impacts of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).