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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Indoor "Camping Trip" Highlights Impacts of Air Pollution

This Wednesday, June 27th, Environment Virginia staff, partners, and volunteers pitched tents indoors to highlight the need to cut dangerous air pollution before it forces us to stay inside for summer vacation. 

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News Release | Environment Virginia

EPA Proposes Life-Saving Soot Pollution Standards

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in response to a court order, proposed updated air quality standards for particulate matter or “soot” pollution. Soot pollution is the deadliest of the common air pollutants, causing hundreds of thousands of premature deaths every year across the country.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Clean Cars Would Slash Oil Use and Pollution this Summer

Clean Cars Would Slash Oil Use and Pollution this Summer

As Virginians get ready for summer road trips, an Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the state. The report, Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas, was released as the Obama administration is on the verge of finalizing fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks that achieve a 54.5 mpg standard by 2025.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas

Our oil dependence risks our environment to disasters like oil spills, endangers our climate with the nearly 2 billion metric tons of global warming pollution each year, and threatens our families’ health. With prices in some areas hitting $4 per gallon once again, our oil consumption is also putting an incredible burden on Virginia families’ finances.  It’s time for us to break our dependence on oil.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Crowd at DC Hearing Tells EPA: Protect Our Health, Cut Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

Washington, DC―Dozens of Virginians turned out to a public hearing in Washington, DC today to voice their support for cutting dangerous carbon pollution from power plants. Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to more of the air pollution that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.  Today’s hearing was hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which recently proposed the first-ever carbon pollution standards for new power plants, and is holding a public comment period through June 25 to gauge public opinion on the proposed standards.

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