Congresswoman Elaine Luria attended the annual Eastern Shore Christian Businessman’s Prayer Breakfast Wednesday morning at the Elks Lodge in Accomac. Luria then headed to Onancock for an informal Town Hall meeting. Luria met with members of the Onancock Town Council and the general public in an hour and fifteen minute session.
Luria heard a report on the Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool or RAFT adopted by the town to prepare for what may come due to sea level rise. The RAFT program provided several recommendations which included improving the Wharf area and low lying areas on North Street.
Congresswoman Luria, who served as a nuclear engineer during her 20 year Navy career was asked about the percent of energy produced by renewable sources in Virginia. She said that nuclear energy will have to be part of the solution when it comes to reducing the use of fossil fuels.
Councilman Bob Bloxom asked Luria about the plan to have the Hampton Roads Sanitation District to take over the sewer system and provide service along Rt. 13 to Nassawadox.
Luria discussed other tops including Veterans Services, the Main Street program, Broadband expansion in rural areas and a bill she and Representative Rob Whitman sponsored to insure funding for the Clean up of the Chesapeake Bay.