News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia’s Power Plants Major Global Warming Polluters

As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows America’s power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the air any other country’s entire economy except China. Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center pointed to the report as evidence for why the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal for the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants is a critical step in the international fight against global warming.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Chesapeake Bay and other waterways key to summer fun

The Summer Fun Index, our new fact sheet on the ways Virginians enjoy our waterways by the numbers, comes as summer draws to close, and as officials consider a new rule to restore protections for over 28,000 miles of the state’s rivers and streams.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Charlottesville Rally Calls for Climate Action from Virginia’s Leaders

Citizens rallied at Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall to demand Virginia’s leaders take action to address climate change by supporting the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Report: Offshore Wind Energy Within Reach for Atlantic Coast of Virginia

Virginia could reap tremendous environmental and economic benefits from offshore wind off our coast, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, Catching the Wind.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Climate Commission Will Help Combat Threats to State

On July 1st, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order convening the Governor's Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission. Environment Virginia and partner organizations released a statement in response applauding the Governor's actions.

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