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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]