VPM Daily Newscast March 29, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Pipeline project proposed in Hampton Roads seeks to boost natural gas amid growing demand
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner
A proposed natural gas project would double the size of a pipeline that runs through Hampton Roads. Several local officials have already told regulators they support the project, including the mayors of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Construction could start in early 2025 if all permits are approved.
Lawmakers prune equity initiatives from tree canopy bill
Reported by VPM News Intern Meghan McIntyre
A bill awaiting Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s signature made changes to an initiative to increase tree canopies across Virginia. To reach a compromise, lawmakers stripped language from the bill that referenced adding trees to formerly redlined neighborhoods.
In Other News:
University of Richmond changing names of six campus buildings linked to slavery, racism – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Breaking down the Wythe debate – VPM
Virginia braces against avian flu after virus detected in Fauquier flock – Virginia Mercury
In Case You Missed It:
Petersburg city manager quits a week after being put on leave - The Progress-Index
UVa goes maskless Monday - The Daily Progress
Mattaponi women to vote in tribal elections for the first time in over a century - VPM