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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.

Americans will consume less oil, create less smog and cut our global warming emissions, thanks to Clean Cars rules we helped implement in 14 states. Those state victories paved the way for President Obama to announce new nationwide clean car standards in 2011, which amount to the single biggest step this country has taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming. In this photo, Global Warming Advocate Nathan Willcox thanks President Obama.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Environment Virginia Endorses Candidates for 2014 Elections

Environment Virginia, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of two candidates for federal office in the 2014 elections. The candidates are Gerry Connolly in District 11 and John Foust in District 10.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Environment Virginia's Response to Governor’s Energy Plan

In response to Governor McAuliffe’s new energy plan released Wednesday, Environment Virginia Campaign Director Sarah Bucci released the following statement.

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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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