Report card to be released by environmental, justice, and faith groups is first of its kind to ‘Grade the Governor’ on clean power and global warming
RICHMOND—During a tele-briefing this Thursday at 11 a.m. EDT, a coalition of environmental and social justice groups will release a first-of-its-kind report card rating Governor Terry McAuliffe and his record on climate change and clean energy issues.
The report will show that Governor McAuliffe’s actions in office thus far fall alarmingly short of his promises as a candidate and of the leadership Virginia needs, especially as climate disruption accelerates and harms the health and economic security of communities across the commonwealth.
The Governor’s grades will encompass five categories, accounting for his administration’s actions on new fossil fuel infrastructure (including pipelines), coal ash, clean energy, sea-level rise and flooding impacts, and the federal Clean Power Plan.
WHAT: Tele-press conference to release a report card grading Governor McAuliffe on fossil fuel pollution and clean energy in Virginia.
WHEN: 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 28, 2016
TO JOIN: Journalists can dial 1-800-356-8278 and enter passcode 408475 to join the call, which will include Q&A.
SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE:
- Mike Tidwell, Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
- Ladelle McWhorter, Chairperson, Virginia Organizing
- Dean Naujoks, Potomac Riverkeeper with the Potomac Riverkeeper Network
- Joelle Novey, Director, Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)
- Laura Cross, Virginia Student Environmental Coalition