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Friday News: Earth Day 2016; Trump “once a thug, always a thug;” Mason, Simonds Compete for Sen. Miller’s Seat


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, April 22. Also, check out Prince’s 2004 guitar solo on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Video: 5 Reasons To Be (Cautiously) Optimistic About Our Planet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYe-_6gR0Qs

  • Note that Don Beyer has been a champion on this issue, as well as other environmental issues, and for that I thank him!

    Beyer Welcomes Signing Of Paris Climate Agreement

    April 22, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Congressman Don Beyer expressed his strong approval of the Paris Agreement, signed today as part of a celebration of Earth Day in a ceremony in New York City.

    “The Paris Agreement contains the kind of bold action needed to address the of climate change,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Climate change represents the most significant threat to future generations. Our commitment today is crucial to the safety and wellbeing of the planet.”

    Congressman Beyer signed a bicameral letter from Members of Congress expressing thanks to President Obama for his leadership on climate change, and supporting his decision to have the United States sign the document on Earth Day, the first day on which it is open for signatures