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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

Breaking: Obama administration issues rule to protect 57 percent of Virginia’s streams

Over 28,0000 miles of Virginia's streams, including those feeding the James and Potomac Rivers, will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar

Last month's Shining Cities report detailed how cities are good for solar and solar is good for cities. We've seen some impressive strides across the nation to momentously expand our solar capabilities. But we're not where we need to be yet. To obtain a clean energy future your cities and towns need to do even more. Here's how to push them in the right direction! 

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Five-year Anniversary of BP Disaster shows Drilling too Risky for Viginia

Earlier this year the Obama administration proposed opening up a huge swath of the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling. On the five-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Environment Virginia called on the president to protect Virginia's coastal marine-life, communities and economy.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Virginia wetlands are ‘shelter from the storm’

Sufficient wetlands remain in Virginia to hold enough rain to cover the city of Hampton in more than thirty feet water, according to a new report by Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Shelter from the Storm

Virginia's wetlands are nature's flood control but they are in trouble.

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