"Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Issues Executive Order To Cut GHG Emissions"

"Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has issued an executive order aimed at finding a way of cutting carbon dioxide pollution in the state that does not require approval from the state’s Republican-controlled General Assembly.

Executive Order 57 directs Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward to convene a working group and recommend steps to reduce CO2 emissions from power plants in the state by next May.

Republican leaders in the General Assembly criticized McAuliffe’s order as executive overreach."

Peter Maloney reports for Utility Dive June 30, 2016.

Source: Utility Dive, 07/04/2016