Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on September 22 he was appointing Ann Jennings as the new Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources. Ms. Jennings has served as Deputy Secretary of the department and replaces Matt Strickler, who was appointed to the position when Governor Northam took office in 2018.
- – Energy News Network – 3/19/20
The Democrat Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Sarah Venuto, has been named Vice President of Public Policy for Duke Energy. She began her duties on January 13.
Ms. Venuto was appointed to the minority staff director position of the Senate Energy Committee in January 2019 after serving for 4 years on the staff of Sen.
“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,
Pipeline Bubble, a study released April 24 by the Global Energy Monitor, likens the expansion in fossil infrastructure in the United States and beyond to the “heady optimism and over-expansion” that characterized the coal industry just a few years ago.
- – The Post and Courier – 11/25/18/em
“Numerous environmental risks associated with pipeline construction and operation present direct threats to groundwater resources,” according to a study released this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The study, Threats to Groundwater from the Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Virginia,
- – The Roanoke Times – 4/23/18
Virginia Governor-Elect Ralph Northam announced December 14 his appointments for two key members of his cabinet: Secretary of Natural Resources and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry:
Matt Strickler, Secretary of Natural Resources – Matt Strickler serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the House Committee on Natural Resources under Democratic Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3).