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Virginia Becomes 1st Southern State With A Goal Of Carbon-Free Energy

"The coronavirus is scrambling Virginia's budget and economy, but it didn't prevent Gov. Ralph Northam (D) from signing legislation that makes it the first Southern state with a goal of going carbon-free by 2045."

Source: Washington Post, 04/16/2020
August 27, 2020 to August 30, 2020

IRE 2020

Reboot your skills, recharge your watchdog batteries and reconnect with the world’s largest network of investigative journalists during this year’s Investigative Reporters & Editors gathering in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington, D.C.

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Virginia: "For Environmentalists, A ‘Monumental’ Legislative Session"

"RICHMOND, Va. — Environmental advocates notched one win after another this legislative session as the new Democratic majority passed their top-priority legislation, including measures long opposed by Republicans who used to be in charge."

Source: AP, 03/17/2020

SEJournal Relaunches WatchDog with a ‘Voice,’ Plus Coronavirus and More

SEJournal welcomes back from hiatus our WatchDog feature, now recast as an opinion column from Joseph A. Davis, Society of Environmental Journalists’ veteran freedom of information advocate and longtime SEJournal contributor. In part one of a two-parter, find out why we’re relaunching the new column, plus get Davis’ take on government openness (or lack thereof) around coronavirus, as well as more on SEJ’s deep commitment to open information and a rundown of its recent FOI activities. And watch for part two next week.

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