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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.

Report | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

In the Path of the Storm

Weather disasters kill or injure hundreds of Americans each year and cause billions of dollars in damage. The risks posed by some types of weather-related disasters will likely increase in a warming world. Scientists have already detected increases in extreme precipitation events and heat waves in the United States, and climate science tells us that global warming will likely lead to further changes in weather extremes.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

9 out of 10 Virginians Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters

A new Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner Disappointingly Propose Offshore Drilling Bill for Virginia

Yesterday, Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) proposed a bill to open up Virginia’s coastline to offshore oil drilling. Elizabeth Ouzts, Environment Virginia’s Regional Director, issued the following statement.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Gina McCarthy’s Nomination for EPA Administrator Advances to Full Senate

The Senate EPW Committee today advanced Gina McCarthy’s nomination for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator to the full Senate. Environment Virginia’s Sarah Frost issued the following statement.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Confirm Gina McCarthy to Lead EPA

On April 11, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held its confirmation hearing for for Gina McCarthy, President Obama's nominee to head the U.S. EPA. Read our statement urging the Senate to confirm Gina McCarthy.

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