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Energy and Environment

While the South is home to a significant reserve of natural and energy resources, Southern Governors are mindful of emerging energy and environmental issues that impact the region’s growth and prosperity, now and in the future. Southern Governors are working hard to develop strategies and programs to reduce the region’s dependence on foreign sources of oil, gas and refined petroleum products by increasing the energy supply using existing domestic energy sources. Additionally, the use of new technologies such as coal gasification, coal liquification and an increased emphasis on developing bio-fuels, wind and solar energy reduce both our dependence on foreign energy supplies and the environmental impact of our energy consumption.

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Regional Energy and Environment News

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11/6/2015 NC Gov. McCrory, VA Gov. McAuliffe Urge Approval of Offshore Seismic SurveyingBipartisan call for action on survey essential to locating, assessing potential offshore oil, natural gas resources. [Read More]
10/30/2015 Tomblin Promotes iImportance of Trained Workforce at Governor’s Energy SummitHaving trained workforce ready to work in energy field will be major factor in industry's future success. [Read More]
10/29/2015 Gov. Nixon: Missouri Awarded Nearly $3 Million for Ethanol ExpansionFunds from Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership will allow installation of as many as 171 renewable fuel pumps throughout state. [Read More]
10/21/2015 USVI Gov. Mapp Signs Executive Order Aimed at Fighting Climate ChangeImpacts of climate change adversely affecting USVI with excessive high temperatures, increased severe droughts, intense downpours. [Read More]
10/20/2015 VA Gov. McAuliffe Announces 50 New Jobs in Appomattox CountyXpress Natural Gas to invest $7.8 million to establish natural gas supply operation. [Read More]
10/6/2015 MO Gov. Nixon Receives 2015 Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors AwardAmerican Recreation Coalition (ARC) bestows outdoor recreation community’s most prestigious award on Show Me State governor. [Read More]
10/1/2015 Gov. Nixon Applauds Participants of Missouri’s State Parks Youth CorpsSPYC has connected more than 3,500 young people with summer jobs since 2010. [Read More]
9/29/2015 VA Gov. McAuliffe Announces Permit for 80 Megawatt Solar FacilityAccomack County will be home to largest solar facility in Mid-Atlantic, second-largest on East Coast. [Read More]
9/24/2015 Gov. McAuliffe: Virginia Awarded $300,000 from Department of EnergyFunds will support implementation of governor’s energy efficiency goals -- lowering consumption by ten percent in 2020. [Read More]
9/21/2015 MO Gov. Nixon Announces 47.5-mile Katy Trail ExtensionEffort will provide hikers, bikers access to nation's longest rail-to-trail conversion. [Read More]