News Release | Environment Virginia

President Obama Vows to Protect Future Generations from Climate Change

Environment Virginia response to President Obama's 2014 State of the Union.

News Release | Environment Virginia

No New Dirty Power Plants under EPA standard

On September 20, the Obama administration proposed a major new rule to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that fuels global warming

News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Virginia’s Biggest Global Warming Polluters

As the threat of flooding continues to plague Norfolk, a new report from Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center finds that Dominion Virginia Power subsidiaries run the state’s three biggest carbon-polluting power plants, producing as much global warming pollution as over 2 million cars each year.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

9 out of 10 Virginians Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters

A new Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Gina McCarthy’s Nomination for EPA Administrator Advances to Full Senate

The Senate EPW Committee today advanced Gina McCarthy’s nomination for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator to the full Senate. Environment Virginia’s Sarah Frost issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Confirm Gina McCarthy to Lead EPA

On April 11, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held its confirmation hearing for for Gina McCarthy, President Obama's nominee to head the U.S. EPA. Read our statement urging the Senate to confirm Gina McCarthy.

News Release | Environment Virginia

New Draft Report: Global Warming Affecting Virginia in Big Ways

The new draft National Climate Assessment report was released on Friday, January 11. The draft report incorporates input from more than 240 experts from around the country, and from federal agencies including the Department of Energy and NASA and details what many Virginians already know: global warming is very real and threatens the commonwealth.

News Release | Environment Virginia

New Pollution Standards Will Save Lives

Environment Virginia applauds the Obama administration for strengthening air quality standards for particulate matter or "soot" pollution.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

New Report: Extreme Downpours and Snowstorms Up 33 Percent in Virginia

Ten months after torrential rains led to record flooding that devastated parts of Northern Virginia, a new Environment Virginia report confirms that extreme rainstorms and snowstorms are happening 33 percent more frequently in Virginia since 1948. 

News Release | Environment Virginia

Electric Vehicles are Ready to Roll in Virginia

With the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce oil dependence in Virginia by 3,993,864 gallons per year, according to a new report released today by Environment Virginia.