100

CLIMATE CABINET SCORE

Democrat

PARTY

Joshua Cole

VA

HD 28

Joshua Cole, who represents Virginia State House District 28, has a Climate Cabinet Score of 100. Here are some of this legislator’s most important climate votes from the past few years:

Joshua Cole voted pro-climate in the 2020 Regular Session on HB1526. HB1526 establishes a 100% clean energy goal and provides for major investments in energy efficiency, which will lower utility bills, create new clean energy jobs, and provide cleaner air for Virginians.

Joshua Cole voted pro-climate in the 2020 Regular Session on HB706. HB706 bans offshore drilling in Virginia's waters, protecting the state's environment, economy and coastal communities from harmful consequences of drilling and exploration, like oil spills.

Joshua Cole voted pro-climate in the 2020 Regular Session on HB572. HB572 eliminates state barriers to solar energy growth by amending Virginia’s Energy Policy to invest in distributed solar generation, decreasing the need for fossil fuels and supporting economic development.

Joshua Cole voted pro-climate in the 2020 Regular Session on HB1042. HB1042 establishes the VA Council on Environmental Justice in order to advise the Governor on protecting vulnerable communities from disproportionate impacts of pollution and engage communities in decision-making.

Joshua Cole voted pro-climate in the 2020 Regular Session on HB981. HB981 offically enters Virgina into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which will catalyze clean energy growth, lower energy bills, and protect communities from pollution.

The most recent votes included in these scores are from 2020. If you want to dig into our sources for climate bills in the VA legislature, we'd highly recommend visiting the following websites: Virginia League of Conservation Voters (https://valcv.org/the-virginia-leagues-annual-conservation-scorecard/)

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