Va. Senate Panel Rejects Plan to Cut Carbon Emissions - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Va. Senate Panel Rejects Plan to Cut Carbon Emissions

Posted:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A state Senate committee has rejected a proposal for Virginia to join a regional cap-and-trade initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions from electric power plants.

On a party-line 8-7 vote Thursday, the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee defeated Sen. Donald McEachin's bill to have Virginia join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cooperative effort of nine Northeastern states.

The states place annual caps on carbon emissions, and power plants must purchase allowances for each ton of carbon they emit.

McEachin, a Henrico County Democrat, drew support from environmental groups and cities in Hampton Roads, which face massive costs dealing with sea-level rise and recurrent flooding. Half of the proceeds from the program would be earmarked for that purpose.

The measure was opposed by manufacturers and gas and electric companies.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Court Mulls Appeal in Killing of Georgetown Police Officer

    Court Mulls Appeal in Killing of Georgetown Police Officer

    09/20/2017 13:44:00 -04:002017-09-20 17:44:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:50:28 GMT
    Derrick Powell was sentenced to death for killing Georgetown Police Officer Chad Spicer in 2009 (Source: WBOC)Derrick Powell was sentenced to death for killing Georgetown Police Officer Chad Spicer in 2009 (Source: WBOC)
    Delaware's Supreme Court is mulling an appeal by a convicted killer serving life in prison for shooting to death a Georgetown police officer.More
    Delaware's Supreme Court is mulling an appeal by a convicted killer serving life in prison for shooting to death a Georgetown police officer.More
  • Increased Weekend Traffic Expected at Bay Bridge Due to Sunfest

    Increased Weekend Traffic Expected at Bay Bridge Due to Sunfest

    09/20/2017 11:40:00 -04:002017-09-20 15:40:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:44:04 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    Due to Sunfest in Ocean City, motorists should expect higher than normal traffic volumes at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Thursday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 24, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.More
    Due to Sunfest in Ocean City, motorists should expect higher than normal traffic volumes at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Thursday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 24, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.More
  • Suspect Sought in Salisbury Dollar General Robbery

    Suspect Sought in Salisbury Dollar General Robbery

    09/20/2017 11:07:00 -04:002017-09-20 15:07:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:23:17 GMT
    Photo: Wboc ImagePhoto: Wboc Image
    Police are looking for a man who punched an employee in the face during the early Tuesday evening robbery of the Dollar General store at 1005 N. Salisbury Blvd. in Salisbury, Md.More
    Police are looking for a man who punched an employee in the face during the early Tuesday evening robbery of the Dollar General store at 1005 N. Salisbury Blvd. in Salisbury, Md.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices