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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

Support for VP pick Sen. Tim Kaine

In response to Hillary Clinton's announcement of Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate, Environment Virginia released the following statement: "Sen. Tim Kaine has a long history of standing up for the protection of our environment and the safety of our climate, and he’ll make an excellent vice president."

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Report: As solar explodes nationwide, Virginia still lags behind

With one solar panel in the state for every 100 people, Virginia remained near the bottom of an annual ranking of solar power capacity, and utilities like Dominion Resources and their allies would just as soon keep it that way.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Lighting the Way 4

Our new report shows that Virginia ranks 39th in the nation for solar capacity per capita. A growing number of states are leading America’s ongoing solar boom. Those states are not necessarily the ones with the most sunshine, but rather the ones that have opened the door for solar energy through the adoption of strong public policies.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Tyson, Perdue among top water polluters in Virginia, country

Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest meat and poultry producers, dumps more toxic pollution into American waters than any other agribusiness, and produces the most animal manure of major companies surveyed nationwide, a new report released today said.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Corporate Agribusiness and the Fouling of America’s Waterways

Pollution from agribusiness is responsible for some of America’s most intractable water quality problems – including the “dead zone” in the Chesapeake Bay. Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest meat and poultry producers, dumps more toxic pollution into American waters than any other agribusiness, and produces the most animal manure of major companies surveyed nationwide, a new report released today said.

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