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VPM Daily Newscast: April 19, 2022

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Tuesday, April 19, 2022   

Environmentalists critical of new recycling technology pitched by Youngkin administration

Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen  

Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s Executive Order 17 directs state officials to bring new recycling technology to Virginia. The most recent EPA data shows the U.S. has never recycled more than 9% of plastic waste in any year. Environmentalists say advanced recycling is more of the same.  

Transportation authority seeks input on infrastructure, pedestrian and cycling projects 

Reported by VPM News Staff  

Regional transportation officials will soon decide how to spend nearly $280 million on projects over the next four years and they need your help. The  Central Virginia Transportation Authority is looking for feedback on dozens of proposals, including funds to repair the Mayo Bridge in Richmond as well as investing in the Fall Line Trail, which will run from Ashland to Petersburg. Feedback can be submitted online through April 28 by emailing  [email protected] or by attending the transportation authority’s meeting on Friday, April 29. 

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