Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Demanding Answers Relating to Bijan Ghaisan

On November 17, Bijan Ghaisan, a McLean Accountant, was shot three times in the head at the intersection of Alexandria Avenue and Fort Hunt Road at the conclusion of a traffic stop following an alleged hit and run near Slater's Lane and the George Washington Memorial Parkway.  He was unarmed.

As of today (December 6), the public has been given no explanation of what happened in the incident.  The Fairfax County Police have refused to make officer dash camera video public. 

A week ago, I sent the following letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking answers.  When the government takes a human life, the public is owed information.

Friday, December 1, 2017

It's Coal Ash Day in Virginia

Today, Dominion Energy released its long-awaited coal ash assessments mandated by my legislation last session - Senate Bill 1398.  You can read the entire 800+ page report below, or just the executive summary.

Dominion's Possum Point Power Station has about 4 million cubic yards of coal ash stored in 120 acres of coal ash ponds in Dumfries in the 36th District.  Several constituents have polluted groundwater wells. Some are reporting health problems that they attribute to groundwater pollution from these coal ash ponds.