Chesapeake Bay issues generally fared well during the 2015 Virginia General Assembly, whose short, six-week session adjourned on time for the first time in 15 years.
The legislature passed bills to protect water quality; address impacts of climate change; promote clean and alternative energies; support land conservation; and create stiffer penalties to discourage oyster poaching. It also approved a biennial budget that keeps conservation-related funding mostly even with last year’s budget.[Continue Reading]
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