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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

New study reveals state-by-state benefits of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

A new, independent report released today by Abt Associates reveals that dangerous pollutants in our air have fallen substantially in the states that participate in the nation’s best clean air and climate program – the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and neighboring states like Virginia.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Environment Virginia Opposes Exxon CEO for Secretary of State

President-elect Trump has tapped Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his nominee for secretary of state. Environment Virginia State Director Sarah Bucci issued a statement in response.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Scott Pruitt is the Wrong Choice for EPA

On Wednesday, President elect-Trump nominated Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Report

Blocking the Sun

Solar power is clean, affordable and popular with the American people. The amount of solar energy installed in the U.S. has quadrupled in the last four years, and the U.S. has enough solar energy installed to power one in 20 American homes.

America’s solar progress is largely the result of bold, forward-thinking public policies that have created a strong solar industry while putting solar energy within the financial reach of millions more Americans.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Americans for Prosperity and ALEC featured in report detailing solar energy opponents

Richmond, VA – With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast growing pollution-free energy resource.  Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, said a new report released today by Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center. 

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