News Release | Environment Virginia

The James River Still Haunted by Toxic Runoff and Bacteria

In anticipation of Halloween, Environment Virginia unveiled the Ten Scariest Facts about the James River, showing that, while improving, a terrifying concoction of chemicals, bacteria, and other pollutants still plague the James and Virginia’s waterways.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Hundreds of Atlantic Coast Groups Urge Continued Leadership for Offshore Wind

Hundreds of Atlantic Coast groups, businesses and officials joined together on a national letter to President Obama and his agency heads, urging them to continue their leadership in developing wind power off the Atlantic Coast.

News Release | Environment Virginia

New smog standard better but not good enough for our kids' health

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today set a tighter but inadequate new standard for ozone, the health-threatening pollutant that forms when sunlight mixes with emissions from factories, power plants, and vehicles. Ozone -- sometimes known as smog -- triggers asthma attacks, worsens lung disease and can cut lives short.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Leaders Voice Support for Clean Power Plan

Following the finalization of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan today, six Virginia elected officials, health professionals and business and faith leaders, including Senator Donald McEachin and Delegate Alfonso Lopez, voiced their support for the EPA’s plan to combat climate change at a tele-press conference, and called on Virginia's local, state, and national leaders to do the same.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Tough carbon pollution limits huge step on climate & clean energy

Environment Virginia's response to the finalization of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

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