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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 Research and Policy Center

Virginia’s Major Polluters Spending $5,140,000 to Pollute Politics

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Obama administration to put Virginia coastline, beaches at risk

Today the Obama administration proposed opening up huge swaths of the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling, putting large stretches of the nation’s coastline, including some of its most beloved beaches from Virginia to Georgia, at risk of a devastating spill.

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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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