Green Party of Virginia Opposes New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure; Calls for Real Green New Deal

At this time when we must ban all new fossil fuel infrastructure including the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Mountain Valley Pipeline and Buckingham Compressor Station in Union Hill, Democratically controlled Virginia is threatening two new compressor stations, one in Prince William County and one in the city of Chesapeake, and the expansion of the existing Ladysmith compressor station in Caroline County.

Green Party of Virginia Opposes Proposed Chickahominy and C4GT Power Plants

Calls for A Moratorium on New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

RICHMOND, VA -- The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) opposes the gas-fired power plant proposed by Chickahominy Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Balico, LLC as well as NOVI Energy’s C4GT facility proposed to be built a mile away in Charles City County. Both will contribute to climate change and negatively impact the health of nearby communities.

Arlington Green Party: End Marijuana Prosecution in Arlington

The Arlington Green Party in an open letter to the Arlington Commonwealth Attorney Theo Stamos have asked her to stop prosecuting people caught with small amounts of marijuana in Arlington. She has prosecuted over 300 individuals over the past few years for marijuana possession, most of them young black and Latino men. The life of a person convicted of a felony is often ruined--federal student loans and Pell grants are prohibited, and a criminal record makes finding a job very difficult.

Hampton Roads Green Party: Statement on Shooting at Virginia Beach

The Hampton Roads Green Party stands in solidarity with the loved ones and surviving victims of yet another horrendous mass shooting, this time striking home at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on Friday, May 31, 2019 which comes on the heels of the mass shooting in the Holly Cove neighborhood in Chesapeake on May 25. We grieve along with our community, the greater Hampton Roads area, our state and our country which has become a sick society exhibited by increasing mass shootings at home and aggressions abroad.

Green Party of Virginia Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Since the previous State of the Union address, our country has continued to move in the wrong direction. In 2018, American carbon dioxide emissions increased by 3.4%, while fracked gas pipelines are threatening communities in Virginia, Maryland, Florida, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and more. Hate crimes increased for the third straight year. Our military budget exploded once again, and our troops remain mired in overseas conflicts despite President Trump’s promises to bring some of them home.

Green Party of Virginia Calls on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to Resign

On Friday, February 1, we all became aware of a photograph from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 yearbook from the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). The photo showed one person dressed in the robes of the Klu Klux Klan and a second dressed in blackface. In a press conference that evening, the governor acknowledged he was one of the people in the photo and apologized. Calls mounted for his resignation from across the political spectrum, even as he backtracked his initial admission of guilt.

Green Party of Virginia Condemns Family Separation

RICHMOND, VA -- The Green Party of Virginia is appalled by the treatment of immigrant
children at Health and Human Services (HHS) centers across the country. The Department of
Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with Border Patrol agents, Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Justice (DOJ), has forcibly taken nearly 2,000
children from their parents in the last several months. Despite President Trump’s statements,
there is no law forcing the President or any executive agency to remove children from the

Green Party of Virginia Condemns Syrian Strike

RICHMOND, VA - The Green Party of Virginia, in accordance with international law,
condemns all unilateral military intervention against the sovereignty of another country, whether
by the United States, Russia, or the European Union. The only appropriate venue for the
application of military power abroad is through the United Nations unless the United States has
been directly and decisively attacked by a foreign state.

Virginia Condemns the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines

It is a simple matter of biology that humans need clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. We crave a home connected to a broader community through ties of history. We rely on climactic stability to produce the crops which sustain modern civilization. Yet shortsighted forces in Washington, Richmond, and private industry have threatened all of these with the construction of two interstate natural gas pipelines, the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).


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