Changing climate; joint subcommittee too study risks, etc. created in State as a result thereof. (HJ681)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; climate change; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study the risks and opportunities created in the Commonwealth as a result of the changing climate. Specifically, the joint subcommittee will report on steps the public sector can take to minimize harmful impacts on the environment, such as green building practices and forest preservation; identify business opportunities for Virginia industry arising in various economic sectors that benefit from the efforts to mitigate the harm from climate change, such as alternative fuel technology and feedstocks; review the costs and benefits of possible regulatory schemes, such as market-based and command control initiatives; and suggest ways that the Commonwealth can act now to reduce the future cost of such regulation and explore the value of participating in a nonnational regulatory scheme. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070969300
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Rules