Author Archive for Eileen Levandoski

Eileen is the Virginia Conservation Program Manager with the Virginia Chapter Sierra Club.

Tell the Feds: “No to new leasing for gas and oil in America’s oceans”
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Tell the Feds: “No to new leasing for gas and oil in America’s oceans”

Four years ago, America’s worst oil disaster, the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, killed eleven people and gushed 210 million gallons of oil into the ocean. Today at least 14 species, including birds, fish and dolphins are struggling to survive and the once lucrative fishing, tourism and recreation economies of the Gulf [...]

2014 Fall Annual Gathering Promises Nature, Music, Food, Fun & Education
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2014 Fall Annual Gathering Promises Nature, Music, Food, Fun & Education

Every year Virginia Sierra Club members join together for a weekend of hiking, music, fun and, of course, learning about how to protect our natural environment in Virginia. This 3 day, 2 night gathering includes nature hikes, Virginia Sierra Club happenings, great music and fellowship. If you’ve never been this is the year to try [...]

Labor and Environmental Groups Call on Gov. McAuliffe to Accelerate Offshore Wind
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Labor and Environmental Groups Call on Gov. McAuliffe to Accelerate Offshore Wind

“With the potential for ten thousand good paying, local, family-supporting jobs in Virginia’s offshore wind industry, Governor McAuliffe should adopt a Virginia Energy Plan that endorses offshore wind and the port improvements needed to make it happen,” said William Harriday, staff representative for United Steelworkers.

Protect 138,000 Marine Animals from Seismic Air Guns. Comment by May 7!
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Protect 138,000 Marine Animals from Seismic Air Guns. Comment by May 7!

UPDATE: We are in the final hours to get public comments into the Feds. Click here to send a message to BOEM telling them to halt plans for Atlantic seismic airgun blasting now! The deadline is TOMORROW – May 7, 2014! Protect 138,000 Marine Animals from Seismic Air Gun Blasting with 138,000 Public Comments. Coming [...]

Stop the Frack Attack on the George Washington National Forest
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Stop the Frack Attack on the George Washington National Forest

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 [...]

Please consider giving to the Sierra Club-Virginia Chapter in your year-end environmental contributions.  Thank you for everything you do to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.
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Year 2013 in Review: Looking Back to Go Forward

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 [...]