Author Archive for Corrina Beall

Corrina Beall is the Legislative Coordinator for the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club.

All Virginians Deserve Clean Air
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All Virginians Deserve Clean Air

For more than 130 years the Southeast Community located in Newport News, Virginia has been subject to industrial pollution, but now the community is taking a stand! Join the Southeast CARE Coalition as well as the VA Sierra Club as we work towards getting the clean, healthy air that we all deserve to breathe by [...]

2015 Air Pollution Solution Campaign
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2015 Air Pollution Solution Campaign

Toxic air pollution is a serious threat to the Southeast Community in Newport News because of the amount of pollution released and the combination of environmental stressors. Assessing the air and monitoring its quality are vital to decreasing pollution and protecting public health. Background Information In May 2015, the Southeast CARE Coalition launched a campaign [...]

2015 Virginia General Assembly Climate & Energy Scorecard
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2015 Virginia General Assembly Climate & Energy Scorecard

Who’s protecting Virginia’s Environment at the State Capitol? The Sierra Club is keeping score.                      Click here to view the 2015 Virginia General Assembly Climate & Energy Scorecard. This Scorecard grades our elected officials on the votes they took during the 2015 General Assembly Session on [...]

McAuliffe: Be our Champion!
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McAuliffe: Be our Champion!

We are coming down to the wire. This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release the final Clean Power Plan, setting the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. With companies like Dominion and Appalachian Power, the Koch Bros, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and the fossil fuel industry all criticizing the standard, [...]

Dominion Virginia Power’s “Plan A” for a Hotter Planet
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Dominion Virginia Power’s “Plan A” for a Hotter Planet

Virginia’s largest utility to increase global warming pollution by 39% By law, on July 1, Dominion Virginia Power will submit its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to the State Corporation Commission (SCC). This rolling, long range plan sets out how Dominion intends to meet electricity needs in Virginia over the next 15 years. Dominion’s IRP sets [...]

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Dominion Resources, Inc., and Climate Change in Virginia
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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Dominion Resources, Inc., and Climate Change in Virginia

Click here to Print this Page The American Legislative Exchange Council (“ALEC”) has been described as “a corporate bill mill.” It brings together big polluters and state legislators and comes up with “model legislation” for the legislators to introduce back home. ALEC has a history of supporting climate-science denial and blocking efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. [...]