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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

Report | Environment Virginia

National Leaders Letter to Governor McAuliffe on Climate, Energy

Letter to Governor McAuliffe from national environmental leaders supporting a strong Clean Power Plan.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Obama administration drops plans for Atlantic drilling

Virginia's coastal communities won a major victory today, when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Hitting Close to Home Fact Sheet

Every year, weather-related disaster injure or kill hundreds of Americans and cause billions of dollars in damage. Many of the risks posed by extreme weather will likely increase in a warming world.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Map: 112 of Virginia’s 133 cities and counties were recently affected by weather disasters

Virginia Beach, Va – Ninety-one percent of Virginians live in cities or counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including a tornado that touched down in Waverly, VA according to an interactive, online map released today that crunches data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

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Extreme Weather Map

Our new interactive extreme weather map shows weather-related disasters in the United States over the last five years and tells the stories of the people and communities who have endured some of those disasters and other extreme weather events. 

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