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Stopping Global Warming

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Restore the Chesapeake Bay

Our members helped us convince the Environmental Protection Agency and Gov. Bob McDonnell to compose a new plan to clean the Bay. It's our best chance in years to clean up the Bay — and it's time for the rubber to hit the road.

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Protect Virginia's Rivers

Our members helped us convince the Environmental Protection Agency and Gov. Bob McDonnell to compose a new plan to clean the Bay. It's our best chance in years to clean up the Bay — and it's time for the rubber to hit the road.

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No Toxic Mining

The General Assembly is considering whether to lift our moratorium on toxic uranium mining. We're working to make sure the Assembly puts our health and environment first.

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Global Warming Solutions

The consequences of global warming are apparent in Virginia and across the nation. Nobody wants our kids to inherit a world where storms like Superstorm Sandy or worse are the new normal. The National Climate Assessment released in May highlights the immediacy of this issue: “Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present.”

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Don't Frack the GW

 

The oil and gas industry wants to bring fracking to the George Washington National Forest. That’s a terrible idea, since this dangerous form of gas drilling has contaminated water supplies, increased air pollution, and trampled forests all across the country.

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Clear Shenandoah's Air

The EPA is considering new laws to reduce the amount of smog and soot allowed by law in and around Shenandoah. We're working to set and enforce the new rules to clear the air at Shenandoah — and defeat attempts by Congress to unravel them.

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Clean Farms, Healthy Virginia

We can change the way we grow our food in the commonwealth. Let's call on Sens. Warner and Kaine to support local food in the next Farm Bill.

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Clean Air, Healthy Families

New air pollution standards would cut mercury pollution by 91% — a huge victory, given mercury’s toxic effects on children’s health. The coal industry is trying to block these standards, but we’re urging the EPA to move forward with their commonsense plan to protect kids from mercury pollution.