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Raising our voices for cleaner air

Together with our allies across the country, we’ve delivered more than 800,000 comments to the EPA in support of strong clean air standards. Further, here in Virginia, dozens of activists showed their support for cutting carbon pollution at a forum put on by Environment Virginia and key allies.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia’s Power Plants Major Global Warming Polluters

As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows America’s power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the air any other country’s entire economy except China. Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center pointed to the report as evidence for why the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal for the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants is a critical step in the international fight against global warming.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Chesapeake Bay and other waterways key to summer fun

The Summer Fun Index, our new fact sheet on the ways Virginians enjoy our waterways by the numbers, comes as summer draws to close, and as officials consider a new rule to restore protections for over 28,000 miles of the state’s rivers and streams.

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Report | Environment Virginia

Summer Fun Index

In Virginia, summer fun means fishing, boating, swimming, or just relaxing by the water. Here’s how Virginians use and enjoy our waterways, by the numbers.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Charlottesville Rally Calls for Climate Action from Virginia’s Leaders

Citizens rallied at Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall to demand Virginia’s leaders take action to address climate change by supporting the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Report: Offshore Wind Energy Within Reach for Atlantic Coast of Virginia

Virginia could reap tremendous environmental and economic benefits from offshore wind off our coast, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, Catching the Wind.

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