Chesapeake Bay Journal
House votes to block Bay TMDL, other environmental programs « Bay Journal Blog The Senate next week will begin considering how to fund the federal government for the remainder of this fiscal year, in the wake of a House vote last week that would not only slash spending, but also curtail a host of environmental regulations including the new Chesapeake bay cleanup plan. Read further at

State Implementation Plan Proposed Revision - Public Comment Opportunity; Expiration Date: 3/3/2011
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a proposed revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP). The proposed revision will consist of amendments to existing regulation provisions concerning the ambient air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). See the full notice at

President Obama and Executive Order 13514
Demonstrating a commitment to lead by example, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514 in October 2009 that sets sustainability goals for Federal agencies and focuses on making improvements in their environmental, energy and economic performance . The Executive Order requires Federal agencies to set a 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target within 90 days; increase energy efficiency; reduce fleet petroleum consumption; conserve water; reduce waste; support sustainable communities; and leverage Federal purchasing power to promote environmentally-responsible products and technologies.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell: Executive Order No. 19
Conservation and Efficiency in the Operation of State Government requires state agencies to adopt practices and policies that maximize efficiency and conservation, and minimize waste and the impact of operations on the environment. See link.

Governor Bob McDonnell launched the "Going Green with Virginia Transportation" Initiative
The initiative, designed to increase the environmental focus of the Commonwealth's six transportation agencies.