Virginia General Assembly bills that Chesapeake PSR is supporting this year, with a brief summary.
The links between burning fossil fuels and adverse health impacts continue to grow. Four recent studies show that sharply reducing our dependence on fossil fuels would result in significant health and economic benefits for our society.
Chesapeake PSR and groups filed a notice of intent to sue the EPA over coal-fired power plant pollution from five upwind states.
Chesapeake PSR testified at a public hearing in opposition to EPA's attempt to roll back protections from toxic waste water discharges from coal power plants. Chesapeake PSR and other groups are suing EPA over its effort to weaken these standards.
Chesapeake PSR joined a second lawsuit against the EPA for its failure to timely respond to our petition requesting that EPA object to the proposed air pollution permit issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment for the Fort Smallwood coal-fired power complex.
Donald Trump's choice to lead EPA, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has spent his career working to dismantle basic public health protections. National PSR is working to stop his appointment.
A lawsuit on coal-fired power in Maryland filed by the Environmental Integrity Project was joined by Chesapeake PSR and other environmental groups. The lawsuit is against the EPA to respond to our petition objecting to the air pollution permit issued by Maryland MDE for the Morgantown coal-fired power plant.
USEPA rejected the Maryland Department of the Environment's challenge on SO2 emissions, saying the state does not meet federal air quality standards. Now Maryland must come up with a plan to reduce pollution from the Wagner coal-fired power plant south of Baltimore in Anne Arundel County.
Community solar is coming to Maryland. The Maryland Public Service Commission finalized regulations to expand solar renewable energy with a three-year pilot program.
CPSR filed a lawsuit on Maryland coal-fired power plant regulations to reduce NO2 air pollution.