“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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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

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  • Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com