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Virginia Supreme Court Ruling Energizes Effort to Save James River at Jamestown from Massive Power Line

Statement by Stephanie K. Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Virginia Supreme Court issued a ruling on Dominion Virginia Power's proposal to construct power lines and towers across the James River at Jamestown. The following is a statement from Stephanie K. Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation:

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Cox and The Trust for Public Land Name Heidi Ketler as Virginia’s Cox Conserves Hero

Cox and The Trust for Public Land Name Heidi Ketler as  Virginia’s Cox Conserves HeroRoanoke Valley Chapter of FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway receives $10,000 on her behalf

Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land named Heidi Ketler as Virginia’s 2015 Cox Conserves Hero. Ketler’s nonprofit of choice, the Roanoke Valley Chapter of FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, will receive $10,000 on her behalf. Representing Fairfax County/Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads and Roanoke, the three finalists were chosen by judging panels from Cox’s Virginia service areas. The finalists then competed in an online public vote to be named Virginia’s Cox Conserves Hero.

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Vegan Diets Find Support from Government and Hit Their Stride with Vegan Pledge Program

Vegan Diets Find Support from Government and Hit Their Stride with Vegan Pledge ProgramThe unprecedented recent Scientific Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee strongly recommends a shift toward plant-based foods not only for health reasons, but also for environmental reasons.   To the dismay of the meat industry, the report states, “a diet higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in calories and animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with less environmental impact.”   

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EAS Consulting Group, LLC (EAS) Provides Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Readiness Assessments in Preparation for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Law Overhaul

EAS Consulting Group, LLC, a leading provider of regulatory services to FDA regulated industries, is poised to assist food firms by conducting FSMA Readiness Assessments to aide in preparing for the FDA's enforcement of The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FSMA, the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.

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USDA Deputy Under Secretary Announces Preservation of Key Lands Within the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest

Land and Water Conservation Fund Secures View from Virginia's Spy Rock, One of the Most Scenic Overlooks along the Appalachian Trail

United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Arthur "Butch" Blazer joined representatives of The Conservation Fund, and the U.S. Forest Service to celebrate the protection of property within George Washington-Jefferson National Forests along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Funding support was provided through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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