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Pew Trust's Praise for Menhaden Cuts Ignores Enforcement Failures; Economic Costs


Earlier this year, and timed to coincide with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Spring Meeting, Peter Baker, The Pew Charitable Trusts' Director of U.S. Oceans, Northeast, published an opinion piece titled, "Atlantic Menhaden Catch Cap a Success." Mr. Baker's account of regulatory affairs since an historic 20 percent coastwide Atlantic menhaden harvest cut was enacted in 2012 praises the implementation of the cuts and alleges that job losses and economic struggles predicted by fishermen have not "come to pass."


Virginia Offshore Wind Power: Not Just Tilting at Windmills

Offshore Atlantic wind farms have huge potential, according to a new analysis, and a Dominion project off Virginia Beach is among the furthest along. Comments from David Carr, general counsel, Southern Environmental Law Center; and Chelsea Harnish (HARN-ish), policy and campaigns manager, Virginia Conservation Network. 


HPBA Submits Comments to EPA on Proposed NSPS

Industry concerned that proposed standards will mean slow clean air progress

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) submitted its comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today in response to the Agency's proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Residential Wood Heaters.


Dominion Plans to Acquire Additional California Solar Project

Company now developing 159 megawatts of renewable solar in California

Dominion announced an agreement to acquire a 20-megawatt solar project from EDF Renewable Energy, one of North America's largest independent power producers and renewable energy project developers. The acquisition is expected to close later this year prior to the project commencing operations.


Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center Helping to Clean Streams While Generating Electricity for Customers

Waste coal from old mining operations serves as fuel for power station
Station also ramping up use of renewable biomass as part of fuel source

Since beginning commercial operation in July 2012, Dominion Virginia Power's Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in Wise County has recycled nearly 1.1 million tons of waste coal, following through on a commitment to help clean environmental hot spots that dot the coalfields of Southwest Virginia.


Roanoke Cement Lands Overall Environmental Excellence Award

The cement industry recognized Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) with top honors last week in the 2014 Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards for Overall Environmental Excellence. The Portland Cement Association, the cement trade organization based in Washington, D.C., and Cement Americas, the leading trade publication in North and South America, sponsors the awards.


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