Prince William board adopts regional climate mitigation goals on party-line vote

Jared Foretek

Wed Nov 18 2020 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

“It is time that we take environmental policy very seriously, and what this does is simply set goals for the county to try to attain,” said Woodbridge District Supervisor Margaret Franklin. “This is a really good step in the right direction for Prince William County. We’ve never done anything like this before, and it’s really time that we stepped up to the plate.”

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted Tuesday night to adopt the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' interim climate mitigation goals, joining other Northern Virginia jurisdictions in aiming for a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and 100% renewable electricity by the same year.