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New Certification Supports Growing Demand for Grassfed Meat

First Grassfed Label in North America to Guarantee 100% Grass and Forage Diet, Environmental Management AND High-Welfare Standards From Birth Through Slaughter

A new food certification label is setting the standard in the U.S. when it comes to 100% grassfed meat.

 

AWA Bison Certification AWA Cattle Certification AWA Sheep Certification
AWA Goat Certification AWA Certification

 

 

 

AWA Certified Grassfed is available to farms with beef cattle, meat and dairy sheep, meat and dairy goats, and bison, with individual logos for each species. 

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Dominion Expresses Concerns About Impact Of EPA's Clean Power Plan On Electric Reliability And Customer Bills

-- Virginia, North Carolina among states required to make 'unreasonable' reductions

-- Current proposal would result in higher electricity rates and higher bills

-- Dominion offers suggestions to improve fairness for the states it serves, avoid unintended consequences

Dominion expressed concern about potential adverse impact on electric reliability and customer bills in comments filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the EPA's proposed "Clean Power Plan" regulations.

The company also said some states – such as Virginia and North Carolina – are treated unfairly in the proposal because of the "greater and unreasonable" reductions required in carbon dioxide emissions rates relative to other nearby states. The proposed regulations could penalize states that already have reduced their carbon intensity, the company said.

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Chesapeake Conservancy Applauds Federal Funding for Captain John Smith Trail in Virginia

Following House & Senate Votes, Federal Budget Includes $6 Million for Land Preservation along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

The Chesapeake Conservancy applauded Congress for including $6 million in the Omnibus Spending Bill for fiscal year 2015 for land conservation along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail in Virginia.

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Aluminum Association Releases Environmental Product Declarations for Main Aluminum Product Types

Environmental "Nutrition Labels" for the Metal Now Available at www.aluminum.org/EPD

The Aluminum Association released environmental product declarations (EPD) for various types of aluminum products. An EPD is a comprehensive, internationally harmonized report that describes the potential environmental impact of a particular product through its life cycle. EPDs are now being used to help earn LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)® credit points for green building certification under LEED® V4.

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Chesapeake Climate Data Hackathon a Success, Experienced Coders and Old Dominion University Students Develop New Tools to Solve Problems with Flooding In Hampton Roads Area

Chesapeake Climate Data Hackathon a Success, Experienced Coders and Old Dominion University Students Develop New Tools to Solve Problems with Flooding In Hampton Roads AreaChesapeake Conservancy, based in Annapolis, MD, today announced that the Chesapeake Climate Data Hackathon, which took place November 8-9, 2014, was a great success with significant progress made on new tools that will be used to help government officials better understand and track flooding problems caused by climate change and sea level rise in the Hampton Roads region.  The tools will also give the public the information they need to understand when and where flooding will affect their daily lives.

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Dominion Asks FERC To Begin Environmental Review Of Supply Header Project

  • $500 million project would deliver 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to Atlantic Coast Pipeline
  • Project would provide broader access to natural gas supplies throughout Marcellus and Utica basins - and other upstream sources - to Virginia and North Carolina markets
  • Majority of pipeline work would be along existing right of ways; modifications at existing compressor stations

Dominion, today submitted a pre-filing request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking the commission to begin its environmental review of the proposed $500 million Supply Header Project.

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