News Release | Environment Virginia

National Environmental and Health Leaders Urge Va. Governor Terry McAuliffe to Reduce Net Carbon Pollution Under Federal Climate Plan

Conservation and health leaders representing over 5 million supporters nationwide today released a first-of-its-kind letter to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe asking him to cut global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Obama administration drops plans for Atlantic drilling

Virginia's coastal communities won a major victory today, when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Map: 112 of Virginia’s 133 cities and counties were recently affected by weather disasters

Virginia Beach, Va – Ninety-one percent of Virginians live in cities or counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including a tornado that touched down in Waverly, VA according to an interactive, online map released today that crunches data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

News Release | Environment America

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider.  Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.   

News Release | Environment Virginia

Pres. Obama rejects Keystone XL, helps seal climate legacy

In a widely anticipated decision, today President Obama rejected construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport tar sands from Canada across the United States.