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Raising our voices for cleaner air

Together with our allies across the country, we’ve delivered more than 800,000 comments to the EPA in support of strong clean air standards. Further, here in Virginia, dozens of activists showed their support for cutting carbon pollution at a forum put on by Environment Virginia and key allies.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

11.8 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Virginia’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 11,821,961 pounds of toxic chemicals into Virginia’s waterways in 2012 making Virginia’s waterways the 5th worst in the nation, according to a new report by the Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways

Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s rivers, streams, lakes and ocean waters each year – threatening both the environment and human health. To curb this massive release of toxic chemicals into our nation’s water, we must step up Clean Water Act protections for our waterways and require polluters to reduce their use of toxic chemicals.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Another Step Forward for Offshore Wind Power

On May 7, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded Dominion Virginia Power a $47 million grant to support the development of an offshore wind demonstration project off the coast of Virginia Beach.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

National Climate Assessment Shows Urgent Need for Action

On May 6, a national committee of experts in agriculture, climate science, commerce and disaster relief published the third National Climate Assessment (NCA). A coalition of Virginia environmental, public health and faith-based organizations responded to the findings.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

New Report: Highlights Solar Energy in Richmond and Other Major U.S. Cities

New report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities. 

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