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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.

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Time to ban the beads | Russell Bassett

We all want our teeth to be clean after brushing, and our bodies to be clean after showering, but did you know the products used in these everyday activities could be harming wildlife? Hundreds of commonly-used household products contain tiny plastic microbeads, which can be a big problem for our environment. 

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Pres. Obama rejects Keystone XL, helps seal climate legacy

In a widely anticipated decision, today President Obama rejected construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport tar sands from Canada across the United States.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Senators Vote to Protect Clean Water

Today, Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner helped beat back an attempt to undo the Clean Water Rule.

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Report | Environment Virginia

Scary Water Facts: What's Brewing in the James

Just in time for Halloween, Environment Virginia releases the top 10 scariest water facts about the James and Virginia's waterways.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

The James River Still Haunted by Toxic Runoff and Bacteria

In anticipation of Halloween, Environment Virginia unveiled the Ten Scariest Facts about the James River, showing that, while improving, a terrifying concoction of chemicals, bacteria, and other pollutants still plague the James and Virginia’s waterways.

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