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Virginia Conservation Network sponsors panel discussion climate change's impact

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RICHMOND, Virginia — The impact of climate change in Virginia will be the focus of a panel discussion sponsored by the Virginia Conservation Network.

The forum Monday in Richmond will feature a coal miner's daughter and activist from Wise County, a Norfolk resident and a staff attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center.

Virginia's coast is among the most threatened in the U.S. by climate change and rising seas. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has revived a commission to blunt the impact of climate change along the coast and elsewhere.

The Climate Change and Resiliency Commission's 30-plus members include utility officials, environmentalists and climate scientists, among others. Two McAuliffe Cabinet secretaries co-chair the commission.

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