VAIPL’s Response to Governor Northam’s Executive Order

September 17, 2019

RICHMOND, VA – Today Governor Northam released Executive Order 43 which established renewable energy goals for the state of Virginia.

In response, Kendyl Crawford, Director of Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, released the following statement:

“Governor Northam’s leadership through Executive Order 43 to reduce carbon pollution is a vital step forward to achieving 100% clean energy in Virginia. His efforts to cut dangerous carbon pollution will decrease suffering and save lives.

While we applaud these climate goals, it is imperative that they are achieved in a just manner and reduce the energy burden placed on lower income families. Virginia Interfaith Power & Light will continue to advocate that the administration addresses the historical environmental burden placed on communities of color and immediately stops any further expansion of fossil fuel energy development.”

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About Virginia Interfaith Power & Light: Virginia Interfaith Power & Light (VAIPL) is a nonprofit organization that collaborates, as people of faith, to grow healthy communities and advance climate justice through education, advocacy, and worship with over 2,500 supporters across the state. VAIPL is a program of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. For more information, visit www.vaipl.org.

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