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VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 10, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

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 Aug. 10, 2023:   

Bill McKibben joins calls to oppose Chesterfield County natural gas plant
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

The Chesterfield Energy Reliability Center was proposed by Dominion Energy earlier this summer. It would include four, 250-Megawatt rated natural gas-fired turbines reserved for use during times of peak demand; enough to power 250,000 homes.

National environmental activist, journalist and author Bill McKibben joined a virtual press conference hosted by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network on Wednesday to oppose the proposed natural gas plant in Chesterfield County.

RRHA misses out on $15 million for Creighton Court
Reported by VPM News’ Connor Scribner

Virginia Housing denied the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s application for about $15 million dollars in federal tax credits to build the second phase of new housing in Creighton Court.

The 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits would have partially funded the housing authority’s plan to build 72 income-restricted units in the East End neighborhood.

The application was one step in RRHA’s plan to replace what used to be 504 units of public housing at Creighton Court with 681 rental units, including 561 income-restricted units and 120 market-rate units. Advocates have raised concerns that the new homes will not be affordable for public housing residents.

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