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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

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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News Release | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Report: Virginia leadership can help an international agreement on climate

Virginia is gearing up to play a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, the state will cut as much global warming pollution as 22 billion tons of coal burned annually.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Path to the Paris Climate Conference

In December 2015, world leaders will convene in Paris to negotiate an international agreement to address the serious threat of global warming. As the country responsible for more climate-changing pollution in the atmosphere than any other, the United States has a moral obligation to lead the world into action.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe Urged to Ramp up Offshore Wind Power

Today we released a letter from 55 conservation organizations, businesses and individuals urging the Governor to take the steps that will enable Virginia to capture the immense wind energy resource off our shores.

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