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VPM Daily Newscast: June 29, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

VPM Daily Newscast: June 29, 2023

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of June 29, 2023:   

Richmond narrows transportation needs using equity as a guide
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart

Richmond’s equitable transit and mobility office, which is part of the Department of Public Works, recently released a district-wide map of the city's most pressing transportation needs with input from residents.

The office also gathered data on issues such as traffic accidents, fatalities and calls to 311. But rather than using the nine city council districts, Richmond Connects highlights transportation priorities across 17 carved-out sections of the city.

Dominion’s proposed Chesterfield gas plant draws opposition
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

Dozens of activists and Chesterfield County residents attended a Dominion Energy open house at Bellwood Elementary School on Tuesday to discuss a planned natural gas power plant in the county. The plant would include four natural gas turbines capable of generating 1,000 MW of electricity at maximum output, powering up to 250,000 homes.

Environmentalists have claimed the plant would threaten the state’s goal of eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from its two biggest utilities by 2050. A Dominion spokesperson, meanwhile, said the plant would be part of developing a diverse energy mix that ensures transmission during high-demand events like storms.

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