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“Virginia needs a diverse energy portfolio in place to fuel our economic growth, continued preservation of our natural resources, and a comprehensive plan to tackle rising sea levels. Andrew and Michael share my vision in finding new ways to innovate and use our natural resources to provide Virginia with a stable, dependable, and growing power supply that will meet Virginia’s power demands without passing the costs on to the consumer.” — Governor-elect Youngkin said on January 5th, 2022

In Episode 240 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses breaking news about Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin’s selection of former Trump EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as his Secretary of Natural Resources and attacks by radical environmentalists and Democrat groups like Blue Virginia.

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EP 243: Young Voices Contributors Kat Dwyer & Patrick Hynes on Covering the E&E Beat District of Conservation

In Episode 243 of District of Conservation, Gabriella is joined by fellow Young Voices Contributors Kat Dwyer and Patrick Hynes, who also cover the energy and environment beat for the program. Kat is the media & marketing manager at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and host of the Whiskey Bench podcast. Patrick serves as chair of the DC Libertarian Party and an Editorial Associate with the American Conservation Coalition.  The three of them discuss top issues in 2022, their niche areas, how Young Voices gives them latitude to cover these issues, and much more. SHOW NOTES Follow Kat's work at Young Voices and online at Instagram, and Twitter.  Follow Patrick's work at Young Voices and online at Instagram and Twitter. Learn about Young Voices here and apply for the Summer 2022 session. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district-of-conservation/support
  1. EP 243: Young Voices Contributors Kat Dwyer & Patrick Hynes on Covering the E&E Beat
  2. EP 242: Virginia Elk Hunt Lottery Application Details and Previewing My Florida State University Speech
  3. EP 241: The Return of VCDL Lobby Day, Va. Fly Fishing & Wine Festival, SHOT Show
  4. EP 240: Radical Environmentalists Accuse Glenn Youngkin of Nominating "Extremist" Andrew Wheeler
  5. EP 239: Why Exiting RGGI Will Benefit Virginia Consumers and Producers


POLITICO scooped Youngkin-Wheeler news

Youngkin Press Release Announcing Wheeler as Secretary

Learn more about the VA Dept. of Natural Resources

Blue Virginia rails against “extremist” Andrew Wheeler

Listen to Gabriella’s interview with former EPA Administrator Wheeler on the podcast and on YouTube

Photo: Zoom/Gabriella Hoffman

The post Radical environmentalists call Andrew Wheeler, Youngkin’s pick for Natural Resources Secretary, an ‘extremist appeared first on CFACT.



January 6, 2022