HB 2292

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 15, 2021
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Fossil fuel projects; establishes a moratorium, effective January 1, 2022, etc.


Fossil fuel projects moratorium. Establishesa moratorium, effective January 1, 2022, on any approval by anystate agency or political subdivision required for (i) electric generatingfacilities that generate fossil fuel energy through the combustionor use of a fossil fuel resource; (ii) import or export terminalsfor fossil fuel resources; (iii) modification of an import or exportterminal for a fossil fuel resource; (iv) gathering lines or pipelinesfor the transport of any fossil fuel resource that requires the useof public land or eminent domain on private property; (v) modificationof such gathering lines or pipelines; (vi) refineries of a fossilfuel resource; (vii) any facilities that change the physical stateof fossil fuels for the purposes of transporting such fuel; and (vii)exploration for any type of fossil fuel, unless preempted by applicablefederal law. The measure requires the establishment of job trainingprograms and energy worker protections, transitional assistance forworkers in the fossil fuel industry and affected communities, andenvironmental justice protections.

Bill Sponsors (7)



Feb 05, 2021


Left in Labor and Commerce

Jan 15, 2021


Presented and ordered printed 21102583D


Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

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