From Coal Ash to the Chesapeake - Environmental Open House & Forum at Chesterfield Career and Technical Center

Sunday, 30 April, 2017


U.S. Representative Donald McEachin (VA-04) to Kick Off Environmental Forum that Will Cover Issues from Coal Ash to the Chesapeake Bay to Climate Change

THE LWCC (Liberal Women of Chesterfield County and Beyond) and VA 7th District Concerned Citizens are hosting an Environmental Open House and Issue Forum entitled “From Coal Ash to Climate Change: Environmental Issues Affecting Virginia” on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center, 13900 Hull Street Road, Midlothian, Virginia 23112.

From 2-3 p.m., eleven candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates and one candidate for Commissioner of Revenue, along with local environmental advocacy and activism groups, will be present to address constituents’ interests and concerns about the upcoming 2017 elections, as well as environmental issues that affect the region, respectively.

The forum starts at 3:00 pm with remarks from environmental issue pioneer, United States Representative Donald McEachin (VA-04.)  He will address the audience about his past efforts as a Virginia Delegate and Senator and now, as U.S. Representative to protect our environment.  As a member of Congress, he has committed to work toward reducing carbon emissions, to seek investment in green technologies and speed our transition to a clean energy economy, as well as to address public health threats posed from pollution, unregulated toxins, and other environmental dangers.  

The forum will be moderated by Glen Besa, the longtime Director of the Virginia Sierra Club.  A panel of five local experts will address questions from the audience about environmental issues affecting the Central Virginia region, as well as the current administration’s views on environmental regulations and climate change.   

Panelists will include:

  • Dr. Paul Bukaveckas, Virginia Commonwealth University, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
  • Mariah Davis, Climate Organizer, Virginia Conservation Network
  • Stephen Nash, Author, “Virginia Climate Fever: How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests”
  • Noah Sachs, University of Richmond School of Law, Professor of Law and Director, Robert R. Merhige Jr. Center for Environmental Studies

About the Hosts:
LWCC strives to be a safe haven for liberal women and their allies to support, educate, and encourage one another to be actively involved in our government; and, furthermore, seeks to advance advocacy issues and campaigns that align with our progressive values of inclusivity and equal rights for all people.  VA 7th District Concerned Citizens is a grassroots movement to keep constituents informed of policies and legislation affecting our constitutional freedoms, economy, education system, environment, healthcare, military, religious freedom, safety, and veterans rights.

For more information about the candidates that will be attending the event, event details, or to RSVP; visit here.


Chesterfield Career and Technical Center
13900 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
United States

Event Contact

Chrystal Doyle

Phone: 817-371-6918
Website: Click to Visit

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