Updates

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

Virginia Leaders Voice Support for Clean Power Plan

Following the finalization of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan today, six Virginia elected officials, health professionals and business and faith leaders, including Senator Donald McEachin and Delegate Alfonso Lopez, voiced their support for the EPA’s plan to combat climate change at a tele-press conference, and called on Virginia's local, state, and national leaders to do the same.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Tough carbon pollution limits huge step on climate & clean energy

Environment Virginia's response to the finalization of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

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Blog Post

Clean water not green water | Russell Bassett

Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents of Toledo discovered — we won’t be able to take it for granted anymore.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Video shows 7 voices of Virginians for clean water as Senate considers rolling back protections

Just one day after delivering over 10,000 petition in support of the EPA's Clean Water Rule to Senator Mark Warner, Environment Virginia released a new video demonstrating support for clean water across the commonwealth.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

More than 10,000 Virginians call on Senator Warner to support Clean Water Act protections

Environment Virginia delivered over 10,000 petitions from Virginians to Senator Mark Warner in support of clean water protections finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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