The below is an article originally published in the Waynesboro The News Virginian (found here) by the Alliance’s Augusta County...
Localities throughout the Shenandoah Valley are considering solar installations as a step toward renewable energy. Solar installations fall into two...
FERC should deny the request to extend its Certificate Order. The ACP is not needed, and its construction will only unnecessarily harm private property, communities, and the environment along the pipeline’s proposed route.
Two steps forward, and one step back. That’s how today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s Appalachian Trail crossing permit should be viewed for those of us fighting the destructive and unneeded pipeline.
Meet the comp plan—the superhero of the planning world. And, just as superheroes have to have their sidekicks, the comp plan alone can’t get the job done. Communities need several tools in their planning “toolbox” to carry out the plan’s vision.
Now bikes and buggies can travel in a designated lane all the way to Garbers Church Road. Though it may appear so, these lanes didn’t just happen.
Before the zoning update (left), the county could have seen a loss of more than a quarter of prime farmland to housing and the addition of up to 40,000 new lots in the next 40 years.
No water flows into Augusta County; it all flows out. Having such an abundance of water is a powerful gift and an awesome responsibility.
This new tool stands to help localities understand how current trends and pressures in land-use will affect communities and natural resources now and in the future.
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