A Republican legislator in the 2017 Virginia governor’s race is calling for a legislative investigation into democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’ s for the restriction of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
State sen Frank Wagner calls for a legislative committee hearing to investigate McAuliffe’s latest executive order, that would more regulations on carbon emissions from electric power plants
McAuliffe, who is not running again because of term limits, ordered by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality design, a plan of the thing. This follows the President of Trump’s signing of his Executive order to challenge the Clean Power Plan, a Obama administration to act on climate change. The Governor now has to replace its own state –based.
Wagner is one of the three main GOP candidates for the open governor’s seat.
In the execution of the former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, former Virginia, co-Chairman the trump card of the campaign, Corey Stewart. Stewart was later fired by the trump-campaign for the protesters outside of the RNC.
In the latest poll from Christopher Newport University, Gillespie, the establishment candidate, leads the primary with 38 percent. Stewart is polling at 11 percent, and Wagner trail at 10 percent.
“This is election-year stuff,” McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Wagner said, the call for the hearing. “The Governor signed, to reduce this hot air.”
Wagner argues that inquiry is a political stunt.
“What the people perceive is their own mess.”, he told the Times-Dispatch.
He is planning his emergency hearing before the Memorial Day, just less than a month before the gubernatorial primary. Wagner says his agenda for this session is to see what the impact of these regulations on small businesses in Virginia.
Democrats have two candidates in their gubernatorial primary — Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former Congressman Tom Perriello, both polling at 26 percent.
According to Geoffrey Skelley, associate editor of Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, a Virginia governor is for the first time ‘s contested races for both parties’ races. The primaries are June 13, and the next Governor elected in the Nov. 7.