We’re uniting Hands Across the Sand to send Congress a message: “Virginians want windmills, not oil spills”. Join the Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation and other partner organizations on Saturday, August 4th for the 3rd annual Hands Across the Sand, an international day of action when thousands line up along beaches [...]
Author Archive for Eileen Levandoski
Eileen is the Virginia Conservation Program Manager with the Virginia Chapter Sierra Club.
Since the first Earth Day began 40 years ago, and despite incredible progress on environmental protection, America has a failing energy policy that continues to reward polluters, undermines the health of the American people, threatens our national and economic security and keeps us dependent on energy sources from overseas. W We call on Congress to [...]
Even as the rest of Virginia is moving forward toward a clean energy future, the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative is heading backwards by proposing a massive new $6 billion, 1500 megawatt coal plant in Hampton Roads.
In the heated debate over offshore drilling, policy makers have only addressed “how much”: how much gas and oil, how much tax revenue, and how many new jobs they think it would create. Yet from the standpoint of healthy oceans, they’ve largely ignored the coastal environment and economies that would be subjected to potential harm [...]
With a stake in the heart of the Mattaponi reservoir project, the I-81 battle seems poised to take over the distinction of Virginia’s epic environmental campaign. It was 2002 when we started to see multiple proposals to widen I-81 to address the congestion and safety issues resulting from heavy truck traffic.
All over Virginia, communities are taking action to help solve global warming. From hybrid vehicle fleets in Alexandria and Fairfax, to green buildings in Charlottesville, and schools powered with renewable energy in Virginia Beach, local governments are moving forward with innovative energy solutions that curb global warming, save taxpayer dollars, and create healthier cities. So [...]
Victory is Ours: We Saved the Mattaponi River by Tyla Matteson Our valiant efforts over the past 13 years to Save the Mattaponi have a happy ending. Newport News terminated their project to construct the proposed King William Reservoir. Our story goes back to 1996 when the Sierra Club began the campaign to stop a [...]
Roger Diedrich — Mr. Virginia Chapter — Dedicated Volunteer and Mentor by Charles Price So you don’t know all the things that Roger’s involved in. You say he’s laid back and closed mouth about what he’s doing. Fact is, he’s too busy to tell you what he’s up to. For openers, you should know that [...]
Dick Ball — expert extraordinaire on energy and climate change by Charles Price The Virginia Chapter’s energy chair, Dr. Richard H. Ball, is known to everyone simply as “Dick.” The line that describes Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman, as a “mild mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper” characterizes Dick Ball — mild mannered, quiet, unassuming, [...]
Virginia Chapter Director Glen Besa is in Copenhagen for the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Glen is blogging from the conference. His first post, “On the Eve of Copenhagen” is here at Sierra Club’s Climate Crossroads blog. Glen also had the opportunity to take a boat tour of Middelgrunden (Denmark) offshore wind farm where [...]