Virginia’s coast is open for offshore drilling??? No way! The Obama administration’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its draft 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The program proposal keeps dirty fuel development off-limits along the Pacific and Northern Atlantic coasts and in some areas of the Arctic Ocean, BUT it includes [...]
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Eileen is the Virginia Conservation Program Manager with the Virginia Chapter Sierra Club.
The Obama administration is expected to release its draft 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program today. The proposal keeps dirty fuel development off-limits along the Pacific and Northern Atlantic coasts, as well as in some areas of the Arctic Ocean, while opening up new areas off the Atlantic, Gulf and Alaskan coasts [...]
On Tuesday, Governor McAuliffe will hold a public briefing on the Virginia Energy Plan in Richmond. This plan is a positive statement on the need to scale and deploy wind, solar and energy efficiency technologies. As the Governor said recently, “Clean energy jobs are the next generation of employment opportunity.” We’re glad to hear the [...]
Even if you didn’t make it to New York City for the People’s Climate March, you couldn’t escape the coverage. 400,000 people in the streets of Manhattan demanding action on climate change. It was exhilarating! And 1,000 of us made the long trip from Virginia. Over 700 boarded 13 buses from across Virginia for the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]