The issue of toxic pollution in Virginia has been too long ignored in a state that prides itself as business friendly and pursues environmental policies that rely on voluntary compliance and self-enforcement. There has also been an erroneous belief among too many public officials in Virginia that pollution is one of the costs of a [...]
Author Archive for Corrina Beall
Corrina Beall is the Legislative Coordinator for the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club.
On June 2nd, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first ever national plan to regulate carbon pollution from power plants. Now they’re holding public hearings on the proposed rule in only four cities around the country, and DC is one of them. You can help make sure a historic, strong carbon reduction plan is [...]
The People’s Climate March Join us for the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21. The People’s Climate March–held just days before the United Nations Climate Summit–is an unparalleled opportunity to let our world leaders know how urgently the public is calling for solutions to climate disruption, and how we need to [...]
After years of inaction, Virginia now has an opportunity to take bold steps to fight climate change. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing a series of informal listening sessions on a proposed plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut carbon emissions (greenhouse gases) from existing power plants that generate electricity [...]
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 [...]