Press Releases

Senator Warner, and Colleagues to President: Reassess NSPS proposal

~ Senators Urge Administration to Evaluate More Appropriate Ways to Regulate Emissions ~

May 22 2014

Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), with six Senate colleagues, expressed their deep concerns with and asked for a reassessment of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for carbon dioxide emissions from new affected fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units.

Virginia Offshore Wind Energy Project to Receive DOE Support

Wind Turbines to Connect to U.S. Electrical Grid by 2017

May 07 2014

"I'm proud to have been a supporter of offshore wind development in Virginia since the very beginning and I applaud Dominion and VOWTAP on receiving this competitive grant. I'm especially excited that this project brings in a lot of local partners, who have the opportunity to make Virginia a real leader in offshore wind and create high-skill jobs in the Commonwealth."

U.S. Sens. Warner & Hoeven Write President Obama, Urge Raising Energy Security Issues at Next Week's EU Summit

~ Also recommend expedited review of U.S. natural gas export applications ~

Mar 21 2014

Sens. Warner and Hoeven (R-ND) today urged President Obama to use next week’s U.S.-European Union summit in Brussels to propose a joint U.S.-E.U. initiative on energy security to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s energy influence on Ukraine and other European nations.

Sens. Warner & Kaine Submit Legislation to Expand Offshore Energy Leases

Senate proposal includes U.S. revenue sharing with Virginia

May 22 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today cosponsored the introduction of The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013. The legislation would expand American offshore energy production with a revised five-year leasing plan, and provide revenue sharing