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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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Clean water not green water | Russell Bassett

Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents of Toledo discovered — we won’t be able to take it for granted anymore.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Video shows 7 voices of Virginians for clean water as Senate considers rolling back protections

Just one day after delivering over 10,000 petition in support of the EPA's Clean Water Rule to Senator Mark Warner, Environment Virginia released a new video demonstrating support for clean water across the commonwealth.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

More than 10,000 Virginians call on Senator Warner to support Clean Water Act protections

Environment Virginia delivered over 10,000 petitions from Virginians to Senator Mark Warner in support of clean water protections finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Report: Virginia leadership can help an international agreement on climate

Virginia is gearing up to play a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, the state will cut as much global warming pollution as 22 billion tons of coal burned annually.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Path to the Paris Climate Conference

In December 2015, world leaders will convene in Paris to negotiate an international agreement to address the serious threat of global warming. As the country responsible for more climate-changing pollution in the atmosphere than any other, the United States has a moral obligation to lead the world into action.

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