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Morning Notes

A bridge at Lake Audubon in Reston (photo by Marjorie Copson)

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Against Youngkin — “Environmental groups filed suit Monday in Fairfax County Circuit Court to prevent Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) from taking Virginia out of a multistate carbon-credit market aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” The lawsuit argues that the governor doesn’t have the authority to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. [Washington Post]

Man Planned to Hit People With Van at Dulles Airport — “A Maryland man charged…with planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at [National Harbor] pleaded guilty on Monday to engaging in a separate plot to drive a stolen van into a crowd of people at a nearby airport…Henry admits that he stole a U-Haul van from a parking garage in Alexandria, Virginia, drove it to Dulles International Airport…and entered a terminal building on March 27, 2019.” [NBC4]

Fire Department Rescues Worker Injured in Tree — “#FCFRD units are working a technical rescue in the 5800 blk of Wood Laurel Ct in the Burke area. A worker suffered an injury while trimming a tree. Crews are working to lower the worker from the tree.” [FCFRD/Twitter]

Lake Accotink Task Force Zeroes in on Issues to Study — “The Task Force on the Future of Lake Accotink at its most recent meeting finalized the questions to be addressed by the consultant, WSP/LimnoTech.” Considerations include “downstream impacts, the impact of a major flood or extreme storm, whether the dredge sediment could be used to build a wetland, and the future of the amenities.” [Annandale Today]

County Animal Shelter Will Waive Adoption Fees — “Join us for this year’s Clear the Shelters event! On Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26, ALL adoptions for all pets will be fee-waived!” There will be nearly 100 animals looking for a home, Fairfax County Animal Shelter Director Reasa Currier says. [FCAS/Facebook]

RASA Offers Deal for One-Year Anniversary in Merrifield — The fast-casual Indian restaurant Rasa is celebrating its first anniversary at the Mosaic District in Merrifield with $1 bowls today (Tuesday). The eatery is located at  2905 District Avenue, Suite 160, and open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. [RASA]

Annandale Gets New Computer Lab — “The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington will hold a ribbon cutting for its new Cox Innovation Lab at the Annandale Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, at 4 p.m.” The event will include an appearance by football player Malcom Mitchell, who won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. [NCS]

It’s Tuesday — The weather forecast predicts a mostly sunny day with a high temperature near 84°F and a North wind at about 10 mph. Tuesday night will be mostly clear with a low around 63°F, and a Northeast wind around 6 mph will become calm after midnight. [Weather.gov]