News Release | Environment Virginia

Threat to wildlife in focus as offshore drilling comments continue

From spills soaking sea birds in oil, to seismic exploration putting whales and dolphins at risk, each stage of offshore drilling threatens precious Atlantic marine life, says an analysis from Environment Virginia. The new document detailing the threats drilling poses to sea animals comes as federal officials hold informational meetings and take comments from the public about their proposal to allow oil and gas rigs off Virginia's coast and the rest of the southern Atlantic.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Obama administration to put Virginia coastline, beaches at risk

Today the Obama administration proposed opening up huge swaths of the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling, putting large stretches of the nation’s coastline, including some of its most beloved beaches from Virginia to Georgia, at risk of a devastating spill.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginians Want to Tackle Climate Change

Today marks the final day that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will accept public comments on its proposed national standard to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants. Since the EPA began collecting them, more than 8 million Americans have already submitted public comments, including over 210,000 comments from Virginians,

News Release | Environment Virginia

Community members give thanks to the Rivanna, remove over 75 bags of trash

As Thanksgiving approaches, over 40 community members gathered in Charlottesville to get their hands dirty and show just how much they value the Rivanna. After receiving notification of trash located on the banks of Meadow Creek, a tributary of the Rivanna River, Rivanna Conservation Society, Environment Virginia, and UVa Sustainability teamed up to take action

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