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Wednesday News: “Trump just hit a new low,” Sides with White Supremacists; “Charlottesville narrows Gillespie’s path to Richmond”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, August 16.

  • From the Delaney campaign:

    Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Endorses Karrie Delaney for Delegate in Race for Virginia’s 67th House District

    Marks fourth endorsement in a week for Delaney campaign

    CHANTILLY, Va. — Community leader Karrie Delaney today added Sierra Club Virginia Chapter to the list of organizations endorsing her campaign to represent Virginia’s 67th House District, which stretches from Chantilly and South Riding to Fair Lakes and Oakton.

    “Karrie’s commitment to the development of clean energy careers in the Chantilly area and throughout the Commonwealth shows that she will be a great partner in the House of Delegates to protect our air and water,” stated Kate Addleson, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Director. “We look forward to Karrie’s victory in November, and her fight for environmental protections for the 67th District.”

    “I’m excited to earn the endorsement of Sierra Club’s Virginia Chapter,” said Delaney. “Northern Virginia and the 67th District’s technology corridor provides a unique opportunity to create good-paying, environmentally friendly jobs that strengthen our local economy and protect our air and water. I look forward to working with Sierra Club to achieve that.”

  • Video: Ralph Northam talks to Chris Cuomo about Trump’s comments on Charlottesville

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jklLzGYWkwM

  • From Rep. Donald McEachin:

    The co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Representatives A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) issued this joint statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Executive Order:

    “President Trump’s recent executive order suppresses public comment on potentially harmful major projects, and his totally inadequate review process will put our environment even more at risk for the sake of corporate profits. As sea levels rise, and as floods and extreme storms become more common, it will become ever more necessary that we acknowledge and plan for those realities. Removing existing protections and stripping away long-term planning requirements will mean more waste, more accidents, and shorter useful lives for the projects we build. These changes are a deep disservice to the American public, and the president should be ashamed.

    “Instead of making bipartisan plans to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure, Donald Trump has once again put big corporations ahead of our health and safety. What we need instead are fair, inclusive decision-making processes that give all Americans a voice; a prudent, farsighted approach to how we spend scarce public dollars on infrastructure; and a more sustainable economy built on well-paying green jobs.”