Regional, State and National

PEC joins with partner organizations to promote thriving communities and healthy natural resources in the Shenandoah Valley, the central Piedmont, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground corridor and Northern Virginia counties.

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About the General Assembly

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The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its bicameral body consists of the Virginia House of Delegates, with 100 members, and the Senate of Virginia, with 40 members ...
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Virginia Conservation Network (VCN)

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PEC coordinates with our partners at the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) on important statewide environmental issues. PEC's president, Chris Miller, sits on the board of VCN, along with Stewart Schwartz, the executive director of PEC's Coalition for Smarter Growth. Our director ...
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What will tomorrow bring?

What will tomorrow bring?

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This year’s Virginia General Assembly promises to be an interesting one, as the November 2019 elections resulted in a change in leadership in both the House and the Senate. A new Speaker of the House (Filler-Corn), Senate Majority Leader (Saslaw) ...
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A Dirty Secret: How Construction Waste is Making its Way Onto Rural Lands

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Steve and Jennifer Rainwater's world was turned upside down in 2017 when an access road was built along their property line and hundreds of dump trucks started arriving to dump dirt, non-stop, on a section of the property, behind their house ...
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2019 General Assembly: What Happened?

2019 General Assembly: What Happened?

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The 2019 General Assembly Session has concluded. The budget and surviving legislation is now with the Governor awaiting action. It was a fast-paced short session -- roughly 45 days in which thousands of bills were heard, including the budget bill ...
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