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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.

Report | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginians Want to Tackle Climate Change

Today marks the final day that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will accept public comments on its proposed national standard to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants. Since the EPA began collecting them, more than 8 million Americans have already submitted public comments, including over 210,000 comments from Virginians,

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Community members give thanks to the Rivanna, remove over 75 bags of trash

As Thanksgiving approaches, over 40 community members gathered in Charlottesville to get their hands dirty and show just how much they value the Rivanna. After receiving notification of trash located on the banks of Meadow Creek, a tributary of the Rivanna River, Rivanna Conservation Society, Environment Virginia, and UVa Sustainability teamed up to take action

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Over 210,000 Virginians Submit Comments In Support of Curbing Carbon Pollution

To date over 210,000 public comment from Virginians have been submitted to the EPA in support of limits on carbon pollution from power plants. A broad coalition of health, faith, business and environmental organizations gathered to demonstrate support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan and will delivery comments to the states leaders.

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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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