The Virginia Conservation Network — with the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Virginia League of Conservation Voters — will host two meetings in Northern Virginia focused on how we can work together to guarantee climate action in Virginia. The meetings will provide an overview of Governor McAuliffe's Executive Directive 11, how these regulations will affect Virginia, and how we can help make this a success together. We're asking that local groups joins us as promotional partners and are encouraged to join for these meetings.
Falls Church (Click here for the Facebook page and to RSVP)
October 24 – 7:00 PM
Woodrow Wilson Library
6101 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041
Loudoun County(Click here for the Facebook page and to RSVP)
October 23 – 7 :00pm
43316 Hay Road
Ashburn, VA 20147
Background on Executive Directive 11:
In May 2017, Governor McAuliffe issued Executive Directive 11 — also known as the Clean Energy Virginia initiative — which directed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to draft proposed regulations to reduce carbon pollution from stationary sources. By setting this limit, Governor McAuliffe made Virginia the first southern state to directly address climate change. Over the course of 2017, DEQ has been drafting the proposed regulations and will present them to the State Air Pollution Control Board for review and approval. This vote will happen in mid-November.
Executive Directive 11 was the result of the growing momentum of public outcry for government action on climate. This is one of the many important steps needed to tackle climate change and protect our most vulnerable communities from its devastating effects. Governor McAuliffe's announcement started an important process to enact a carbon reduction standard for Virginia.
Though Executive Directive 11 is moving forward, our work is not done yet. It is critical that Virginians understand and engage in this regulatory process. This community meeting provides Virginians with the opportunity to learn how to do that.
If you are unable to make this community meeting, there are others taking place across the Commonwealth. Click here to view the flier for information on all scheduled community meetings.