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States: Northam vetoes bills to block links to regional climate programs

March 15, 2019
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has vetoed two bills that would prohibit the state from entering regional programs to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and transportation, preserving his high priority effort to join with other Eastern states to address the issue. In a March 14 statement Northam said one of the two bills, which would have prevented the state from participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGG) without approval from two-thirds of the state Legislature, violated the...

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