Press release: May 2, 2019

Governor Northam Fails to Veto General Assembly's Roadblock to Cutting Carbon

Richmond, Virginia

In response to Governor Northam’s failure to veto language from Republican lawmakers in the state budget blocking Virginia’s ability to cut carbon emissions, Clean Virginia Executive Director Brennan Gilmore said,

“Governor Northam missed a critical opportunity today to address Virginia’s harmful emissions by not vetoing the General Assembly’s regressive climate legislation. The Governor’s inaction has set Virginia back in our collective, urgent endeavor to mitigate climate change, which disproportionately impacts Virginia’s communities of color and low-income communities.”


Cassady Craighill, [email protected], 828-817-3328