News Release | Environment Virginia

Breaking: EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 57% of Virginia’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Environmental Groups Launch Virginia #ActsOnClimate

Virginia may not yet be known as a clean energy leader, but many municipalities are pursuing ambitious clean energy and carbon reduction goals, and should be applauded for their efforts. A coalition of environmental groups have launched a new local campaign, Virginia Acts on Climate, a multi-month series that will showcase through events and features, areas in which local governments, businesses, and citizens are already taking action to curb their carbon pollution and invest in cleaner energy.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Localities Lead Virginia on Cutting Carbon, Commonwealth Lags

Our new report, Moving America Forward, shows even as federal energy efficiency requirements have helped Virginia reduce emissions, leaders in Richmond could be playing a much larger role in reducing carbon pollution. In lieu of comprehensive state or federal legislation, local governments across the commonwealth have stepped up to implement community environmental programs aimed at protecting future generations from the worst impacts of climate change.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Global Warming has Winter Games Skating on Thin Ice

As the Sochi Olympic Games wrap up, Environment Virginia revealed a summary of climate change impacts on Winter Olympic sports, and highlighting the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

News Release | Environment Virginia

New video featuring Virginia Congressmen to encourage action on global warming

Environment Virginia launched a new online video campaign featuring interviews with Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran to encourage Virginians concerned about global warming to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to act on climate.

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