UPDATE: Please see below for some important “Stop the Frack” events in Northern Virginia. We need your help to protect healthy forests and our drinking water in the Shenandoah Valley by keeping the proposed ban on natural gas fracking on the George Washington National Forest. Click here to stop the Frack Attack on the George [...]
Author Archive for Eileen Levandoski
Eileen is the Virginia Conservation Program Manager with the Virginia Chapter Sierra Club.
In response to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s release of its final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for seismic studies in the Atlantic, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Director Glen Besa issued the following statement: “Seismic air gun blasting, by the Federal government’s own estimates, will injure and kill more than 138,000 marine mammals. It puts [...]
We kicked off 2013 with the Sierra Club’s participation in the largest Climate Rally in U.S. history held next door in our Nation’s Capital. As many as 40,000 activists from around the country, including thousands from Virginia, heard speeches and music, then marched to the White House waiving signs and shouting chants, hoping to convince [...]
In 2013, reports revealed that Virginia Uranium, Inc., the company responsible for unrelenting efforts to lift our state’s 30-year ban on uranium mining, spent $572,607 lobbying Virginia officials over the previous year – the most of any group in Virginia, and nearly as much as the next two top spenders, Dominion Power and Altria, combined. [...]
Does your electric water heater need some schooling? Does it need to be smarter? A smarter water heater means reducing carbon emissions by as much as 1.5 tons per year for EACH water heater! Smarter water heaters also reward the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter with some real $ cash-ola! Introducing the Mosaic Power – Sierra [...]
“Sierra Club congratulates Dominion on its offshore wind winning bid today,” said Glen Besa, Director of the Sierra Club in Virginia. “As Virginia’s largest emitter of climate change causing carbon pollution, Dominion needs to be pursuing clean energy alternatives.” Dominion-Virginia Power’s current plans to meet future electricity demand would result in a 50% increase in [...]