Fossil fuel projects; establishes a moratorium, effective January 1, 2022, etc. (HB2292)

Introduced By

Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford) with support from co-patrons Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fossil fuel projects moratorium. Establishes a moratorium, effective January 1, 2022, on any approval by any state agency or political subdivision required for (i) electric generating facilities that generate fossil fuel energy through the combustion or use of a fossil fuel resource; (ii) import or export terminals for fossil fuel resources; (iii) modification of an import or export terminal for a fossil fuel resource; (iv) gathering lines or pipelines for the transport of any fossil fuel resource that requires the use of public land or eminent domain on private property; (v) modification of such gathering lines or pipelines; (vi) refineries of a fossil fuel resource; (vii) any facilities that change the physical state of fossil fuels for the purposes of transporting such fuel; and (vii) exploration for any type of fossil fuel, unless preempted by applicable federal law. The measure requires the establishment of job training programs and energy worker protections, transitional assistance for workers in the fossil fuel industry and affected communities, and environmental justice protections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102583D
01/15/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/05/2021Left in Labor and Commerce