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NBC12: Virginia to use $10.5 million grant to get electric buses for schools

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NBC12 The governor announced that over $10.5 million in grants will replace 83 diesel buses with electric and propane buses across school districts in Virginia. The funds come from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, funded by the Volkswagen settlement, which is administered by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). “Virginia’s investments in electrifying the school bus...

ICYMI: U.S. Secretary of Energy Granholm Joins Spanberger in Central Virginia to Discuss Region’s Clean Energy Future, Importance of Infrastructure Investments

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**Click Here for Photos from the Visits** HENRICO, V.A. — IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Last week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm in Central Virginia to highlight the economic benefits of the bipartisan infrastructure legislation recently passed in the U.S. Senate, as well as to amplify ongoing, community-focused efforts to create cl...

Momentum Grows for Spanberger’s Bipartisan, Bicameral Growing Climate Solutions Act, Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Legislation

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HENRICO, V.A. — The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s Growing Climate Solutions Act, which aims to remove barriers for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to participate in the voluntary carbon credit marketplace. The Growing Climate Solutions Act would create a certification program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help solve t...

8News: Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm visits Henrico for tour of future GreenCity: “This is the poster child”

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8NEWS, TYLER THRASHER With the bipartisan $1T infrastructure bill passing in the Senate, United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm visited the former Best Products facility in Henrico for a tour of the future ‘GreenCity.’ Joined by Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and members of Henrico County’s Board of Supervisors, Sec. Granholm was updated on investment and plans for the eco-district’...

SUMMARY: U.S. House Approves Funding for 10 Central Virginia Projects Spanberger Secured in Federal Appropriations Bill, Totaling More than $6.3 Million

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to approve funding for 10 Central Virginia projects that Spanberger successfully secured as part of a House-passed fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations bill. The funding for these community-focused projects totals more than $6.3 million for Virginia’s Seventh District. Spanberger worked directly with Central Virginia officials to sol...

Agri-Pulse: Daybreak July 22: House support grows for carbon market climate bill

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AGRI-PULSE, BEN NUELLE, STEVE DAVIES, BILL TOMSON Supporters of the Growing Climate Solutions Act are signing up new co-sponsors for the Senate-passed legislation in hopes of getting the House to take up the bill. Virginia Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger, who chairs the House Agriculture Committee’s conservation subcommittee, says 11 more members have become co-sponsors of the bill’s House vers...

Agri-Pulse: Lawmakers weigh best path forward for wood products industry after pandemic

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AGRI-PULSE, NOAH WICKS Lawmakers searched for solutions to a wide variety of supply chain issues illuminated by the pandemic at a House Agriculture Committee hearing. Wednesday. “As we turn the corner from the worst of the pandemic, Congress has an important opportunity before us, as we consider options for more resilient and climate smart infrastructure,” said Virginia Democrat Abigail Spanberger...

Spanberger Statement on U.S. Senate Passing Growing Climate Solutions Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee — today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 92 to 8 to pass the Growing Climate Solutions Act, legislation led in the U.S. House by Spanberger and U.S. Representative Don Bacon (R-NE-02). “The Growing Climate Solutions Act is a ...

Spanberger Joins Senator Tina Smith in Leading Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Improve Popular & Effective Rural Energy for America Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee — joined U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) in leading the introduction of a bipartisan, bicameral bill aimed at improving the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP provides financial assistance to farmers, ...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Climate bill sails through U.S. Senate; House bill's prospects look promising

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Prospects for curbing climate change gained traction Thursday with a big U.S. Senate vote for a farm bill and word that a House panel should act soon on a companion measure in that chamber. Senators voted 92 to 8 to pass the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which would make carbon credits more accessible to farmers and agricultural producers. The legislation wo...