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The driver of large electric bills is Virginia's high consumption of the resource in a majority of households, which are in the top ten of consumers in the U.S., behind seven others. The Commonwealth also has the 17th-lowest residential rates, showing that the corruption claims from Clean Virginia against Dominion Energy, Appalachian Power, and other electric utilities colluding with state lawmakers are inaccurate.
Apart from telling people he's actually seen murder videos that only the CIA has, and that he would arrest the leader of a Middle Eastern nation and throw him in jail, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe says he's "seriously considering" challenging President Donald Trump in 2020.
Richmond-based Dominion Energy forecasts that the renewable natural gas project using manure from Smithfield Foods hog farms will prevent "10 billion cubic feet of methane from entering the atmosphere, the equivalent of removing 120,000 vehicles from the road."
One described last night's Loudoun County School Board meeting as if it were staged in Portland, Oregon, as jazz hands complemented public comments dedicated as an opposition to the potential weakening of the religious exemption of homeschoolers.
Solar energy is coming back to revive places that were left in the past when coal became a little wanted energy resource, with Virginia near the forefront of the national trend. If completed, the projects would add 1.5 megawatts of solar energy production to the burgeoning industry in the Commonwealth, with more expected to come in the near future.
Delegate Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) said recently on his campaign website, "[The LCSB] took advantage of the resignation of a conservative member, the absence of another conservative member due to a family health emergency, and some sly language to sneak through some policy positions that should concern all of us."
On Monday morning, President Donald Trump took to Twitter criticizing the special counsel's handling of the investigation. The commander-in-chief is demanding that Mueller interview the "hundreds" of other campaign employees and associates involved in the 2016 election who had no contact with Russia.
“Throughout my time in the House of Delegates I have found the committee process to be one of the most rewarding aspects of my job as it allows for a greater understanding of a wide array of issues. As a small business owner I know the importance of cultivating an environment where businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive with as little government interference as possible. The Commerce and Labor committee does important work and I look forward to getting right to work," Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) said.
After winning in Virginia's Fifth Congressional District, congressman-elect Denver Riggleman has continued his quick pace at freshman orientation for the 116th Congress. Although it is a lot to take in before the next session begins, he says "there’s the dinners, and all the good stuff that goes along with this honeymoon period.”
President Trump is now clear: he will refuse to cooperate with White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election if he is subpoenaed.