Charles Paullin

Charles Paullin

Charles Paullin covers energy and environment for the Virginia Mercury, a sibling site of the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.

tate Sen. Ghazal Hashmi, D-Richmond, speaks during a press conference during the State Air Pollution Control Board. (Charlie Paullin/The Virginia Mercury).

Virginia oversight board approves withdrawal from regional carbon market

By: - June 7, 2023

Virginia’s state Air Pollution Control Board took its final step to withdraw Virginia from a regional carbon market, sending the action to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s office for final action, despite a majority of public commenters continuing to oppose the move. Following a 30-minute closed session to discuss possible litigation against the decision, the board […]

Chesapeake Bay still in poor health, blue crabs suffering, new State of the Bay report concludes

By: - January 6, 2023

'While we’ve made significant progress, far too much pollution still reaches our waterways and climate change is making matters worse,' Chesapeake Bay Foundation President, Hilary Harp Falk, said.