|2019-02-09||Resolution Undermining Teaching of Climate Change Introduced in Virginia||State, VA||Interference with Education||Climate, Other||
A resolution was introduced in the Virginia legislature that would, if adopted, request that the State Board of Education adopt rules preventing teachers “[a]dvocat[ing] for any issue that is part of a political party platform.” Critics fear that this could limit teachers’ ability to discuss climate change, which is dealt with in the Democratic party platform.
|2018-05||Engineering Positions in Virginia Beach’s Stormwater Division Eliminated||Local Govt., State, VA||Budget Cuts, Personnel Changes||Climate||
The Virginia Beach city council announced that it would suspend a storm water fee increase, which was intended to pay for additional staff to work on issues relating to sea level rise. As a result of the suspension, nine staff positions will be left unfilled.
|2017-10-25||Humans’ Role in Climate Change Questioned by Virginia Mayor||Local Govt., State, VA||Bias and Misrepresentation||Climate||
The Mayor of Tangier Island in Virginia, James Eskridge, told reporters that he does not believe human activities are the main cause of climate change.
|2017-08-01||Climate Science Misrepresented by Virginia Mayor||Local Govt., State, VA||Bias and Misrepresentation||Climate||
In a televised Town Hall, the Mayor of Tangier Island in Virginia questioned whether sea level rise is actually occurring, stating: “I’m a keen observer . . . why am I not seeing sings of it?”