Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

November 14, 2017 to November 15, 2017

IAIA Special Biodiversity Symposium

This International Association for Impact Assessment symposium in Washington, DC will provide a forum for sharing and advancing leading practice in mitigation hierarchy implementation for biodiversity and ecosystem services to improve outcomes for society, conservation, business, and finance.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Virginia Governor Orders Cap-And-Trade Regulation For Power Plants"

"Virginia's governor issued an order on Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a cap-and-trade system to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, saying it would 'fill the void' left by the Trump administration which has been rolling back federal climate rules."

Source: Reuters, 05/17/2017

"Suit Blames Well Contamination On Dominion's Possum Point Ash Ponds

"A pair of Dumfries homeowners have filed suits seeking millions in damages from Dominion Energy, claiming heavy metals seeping from coal ash ponds at the Possum Point Power Station contaminated their drinking water wells."

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch, 05/15/2017

Maryland Gives Nod to Nation's Second And Third Offshore Wind Farms

"Maryland waters could be home to some of the nation's first — and by far its largest — offshore wind farms after the state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved ratepayer subsidies to support a pair of projects off the coast of Ocean City."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 05/12/2017
May 9, 2017 to May 11, 2017

Blue Vision Summit

The 2017 Summit will convene in Washington, D.C., where ocean and youth leaders from 150 marine organizations, and national and internation partners, will discuss offshore drilling and spilling, plastic and other forms of ocean pollution, defending coasts at risk from sea-level rise and climate denial, and more.

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Million Of Chickens, Turkeys, & Cows Making A Mess Of The Shenandoah

"As he paddled Virginia’s Shenandoah River on a hot day last July, Mark Frondorf came upon a father and two children. “They were just tubing down the river, just two little munchkins, happy as can be,” he said. It was a idyllic sight — except for the herd of cows Frondorf noticed wading on the water’s edge nearby."

Source: Washington Post, 04/26/2017
April 27, 2017

Regulatory Reform in the Trump Era: A Discussion with ELI

In response to the growing demand for unbiased answers and analysis on how deregulatory initiatives by the new Administration and Congress will impact environmental protection, governance, and the rule of law, the Environmental Law Institute's special report addressing the issues will be discussed by the authors at this Noon-1:30 p.m. event in Washington, DC (and via webinar). Open to the public; free registration required.

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