Author Archive for Corrina Beall

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

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, every September 1, Dominion Virginia Power submits 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 forth [...]

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. [...]

Your 2015 legislative session cheat sheet, part 3: climate bills
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Your 2015 legislative session cheat sheet, part 3: climate bills

Guest Blogger Ivy Main has been an advocate for renewable energy with the Sierra Club since 2007. A lawyer by training, she lobbies extensively in the General Assembly for stronger clean energy policies and writes a regular blog, Power for the People VA, about energy policy in Virginia. She was the lead author of the Virginia [...]

And the coal gravy train rolls on
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And the coal gravy train rolls on

Guest Blogger Ivy Main has been an advocate for renewable energy with the Sierra Club since 2007. A lawyer by training, she lobbies extensively in the General Assembly for stronger clean energy policies and writes a regular blog, Power for the People VA, about energy policy in Virginia. She was the lead author of the Virginia [...]

Your 2015 Virginia legislative session cheat sheet, part one: Clean energy bills
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Your 2015 Virginia legislative session cheat sheet, part one: Clean energy bills

By Ivy Main Guest Blogger Ivy Main has been an advocate for renewable energy with the Sierra Club since 2007. A lawyer by training, she lobbies extensively in the General Assembly for stronger clean energy policies and writes a regular blog, Power for the People VA, about energy policy in Virginia. She was the lead [...]

New GW Forest Plan Strong in Some Respects, A Mixed Blessing in Other Respects
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New GW Forest Plan Strong in Some Respects, A Mixed Blessing in Other Respects

by Sherman Bamford, Chapter Forest Issues Chair   The hard work of the Sierra Club and other citizens’ groups has paid off. The Revised Forest Plan for the George Washington National Forest (GWNF), released in November, is a sign of how far the Forest Service has come over the past few decades. The new Plan [...]