Author Archive for Eileen Levandoski

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

BOEM Opens Bidding on Virginia Wind Energy Area Today!
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BOEM Opens Bidding on Virginia Wind Energy Area Today!

With bidding scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM this morning on the 112,700 acre Wind Energy Area 23 miles off the Virginia coast, the Sierra Club expressed support for development of offshore wind as a means of reducing the carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants that contributes to climate change. “Offshore wind along the [...]

Sierra Club Applauds Federal Auction of Virginia’s Offshore Wind Energy Area
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Sierra Club Applauds Federal Auction of Virginia’s Offshore Wind Energy Area

Today the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it will hold a competitive lease sale on Sept. 4, 2013 in which it will auction off approximately 112,799 acres offshore Virginia for commercial wind energy development. In response Glen Besa, Director of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, issued the following statement: “After years of intensive [...]