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.

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.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Virginia wetlands are ‘shelter from the storm’

Sufficient wetlands remain in Virginia to hold enough rain to cover the city of Hampton in more than thirty feet water, according to a new report by Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Report: Dangerous Inheritance we're passing to Virginia's youth

Young adults in Virginia are experiencing hotter temperatures and more intense storms than their predecessors did in the 1970’s, according to a new report by Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center.

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.

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