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

Statement on Governor McAuliffe Inauguration

Environment Virginia's response to inauguration of Virginia's 72nd governor, Terry McAuliffe

News Release | Environment Virginia

Obama Administration Should Use Sound Science to Protect Virginia’s Waterways

The Obama administration took a significant step forward in clarifying the science connecting America’s waterways and the drinking water for millions across the country. The administration is expected to move forward with a new rule to clarify protections for all America’s waterways.

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Virginia Waterways Cleanup and Consumer Choice Act Falls in House of Delegates

Richmond – Americans use more than 100 billion plastic and paper bags every year, but we recycle less than 5 percent of those bags. Many of these bags end up in landfills, and even worse millions end up floating around our waterways clogging the Chesapeake Bay and the rivers, lakes and streams that feed into it. This morning, a three member subcommittee of the House of Delegates voted against a bill that would have taken steps to reduce waste from these bags in the Commonwealth.

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More Than 14,000 Virginians Call on EPA to Clean up the Bay

Today marks the end of a public comment period on the federal government’s recent proposals to restore the Chesapeake Bay. The comment period follows the release of nine reports authored by federal agencies that served as a “draft strategy” for bay cleanup.  In response, more than 40,000 residents of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania submitted comments calling for bold federal action to restore the bay.