Virginia Climate Change Commission Reconstituted in July 2014; Will Review 2008 Virginia Climate Action Plan

On July 1, 2014, Virginia Gov. Terry McCauliffe signed Executive Order 19, which re-convened the Governor’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.  By June 30, 2015, the Commission is to review, update, and prioritize the recommendations of the 2008 Virginia Climate Change Action Plan, available online at http://www.epa.gov/statelocalclimate/state/state-examples/action-plans.html#va and at http://www.sealevelrisevirginia.net/main_CCC_files/.  The 2008 plan was produced by group appointed in 2007 by then-Gov. Time Kaine.

Sources: Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Convening Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission, Virginia Governor’s Office News Release, 7/1/14; and State takes down climate-change Web page, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/23/13

Here are some news items on the work of the 2014 commission:
VIMS helps Commonwealth respond to coastal flood threat, William and Mary News, 9/23/14.
McAuliffe launches climate change commission, Virginian-Pilot, 9/11/14.
McAuliffe says fighting climate change helps people and businesses, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 9/10/14.

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