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Attacks on public health defeated—for now.

The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Report: Dangerous Inheritance we're passing to Virginia's youth

Young adults in Virginia are experiencing hotter temperatures and more intense storms than their predecessors did in the 1970’s, according to a new report by Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Dangerous Inheritance

As a result of global warming, young Virginians today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced. It is warmer than it used to be. Storms pack more of a punch. Rising seas increasingly flood low-lying land. People are noticing changes in their own backyards, no matter where they live.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Threat to wildlife in focus as offshore drilling comments continue

From spills soaking sea birds in oil, to seismic exploration putting whales and dolphins at risk, each stage of offshore drilling threatens precious Atlantic marine life, says an analysis from Environment Virginia. The new document detailing the threats drilling poses to sea animals comes as federal officials hold informational meetings and take comments from the public about their proposal to allow oil and gas rigs off Virginia's coast and the rest of the southern Atlantic.

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Report | Environment Virginia

Drilling is Tragic for Marine Life

Virginia's coasts are home to stunning wildlife, incredible beaches and the Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately offshore drilling is putting our natural heritage and marine life at risk. Read Environment Virginia's new fact sheet on how the Obama administration's proposed drilling off the Atlantic Coast threatens Virginia's marine life.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Virginia’s Major Polluters Spending $5,140,000 to Pollute Politics

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