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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

Gov. McAuliffe Urged to Ramp up Offshore Wind Power

Today we released a letter from 55 conservation organizations, businesses and individuals urging the Governor to take the steps that will enable Virginia to capture the immense wind energy resource off our shores.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Mclean residents gather for ‘Moms and Docs Climate Roundtable

MCLEAN – As summer temperatures rise and flash floods plague the Beltway region, over 40 community members of all ages gathered at the Dolley Madison Community Library for a “Moms and Docs Climate Change Roundtable” event. A group of experts and concerned parents explained the link between climate change and its adverse health effects, and they promoted the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan as a viable solution.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Breaking: Obama administration issues rule to protect 57 percent of Virginia’s streams

Over 28,0000 miles of Virginia's streams, including those feeding the James and Potomac Rivers, will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar

Last month's Shining Cities report detailed how cities are good for solar and solar is good for cities. We've seen some impressive strides across the nation to momentously expand our solar capabilities. But we're not where we need to be yet. To obtain a clean energy future your cities and towns need to do even more. Here's how to push them in the right direction! 

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Five-year Anniversary of BP Disaster shows Drilling too Risky for Viginia

Earlier this year the Obama administration proposed opening up a huge swath of the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling. On the five-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Environment Virginia called on the president to protect Virginia's coastal marine-life, communities and economy.

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