Arlington County was among more than 50 city and county governments from 28 states, together with The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities, filing an amicus brief today in support of the Clean Power Plan.
Today marks the end of a week that saw an outpouring of legal support for the Clean Power Plan from major corporations, elected officials, environmental, health and faith organizations, including many in Virginia.
Virginia's coastal communities won a major victory today, when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades.
Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider. Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.
Hundreds of Atlantic Coast groups, businesses and officials joined together on a national letter to President Obama and his agency heads, urging them to continue their leadership in developing wind power off the Atlantic Coast.