Fossil fuel projects; establishes a moratorium. (HB1355)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Moratorium on fossil fuel projects. Establishes a moratorium, effective January 1, 2023, 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 a fossil fuel resource; (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 a fossil fuel resource for the purpose of transporting such fuel; and (viii) exploration for any type of fossil fuel, unless preempted by federal law. The bill requires the establishment of transitional assistance for workers in the fossil fuel industry and affected communities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22102011D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/31/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 2-N)
02/15/2022Left in Commerce and Energy

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