Who’s protecting Virginia’s Environment at the State Capitol? The Sierra Club is keeping score. For the first time, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club has issued a General Assembly Legislative Scorecard. This Scorecard grades our elected officials on the votes they took during the 2014 General Assembly Session on legislation that will have a [...]
Author Archive for Corrina Beall
Corrina Beall is the Legislative Coordinator for the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club.
On November 19, hundreds of Virginians from across the state will converge on Richmond to sound the alarm for climate action in the Commonwealth. The big polluters and their allies in the General Assembly have called a hearing to question the costs and need for the Clean Power Plan, and we will not stand by [...]
Contact Governor McAuliff and ask him to re-evaluate his position and reverse his support for the proposed 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the 350-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline that will cut through the heart of Central and Southwest Virginia. The Sierra Club opposes the pipelines for the following reasons: Using eminent domain for private purposes. These [...]
The secret’s out, Dominion Resources: You’re keeping bad company. It’s time to end your membership in ALEC, an extremist group that promotes voter-suppression efforts, stand-your-ground gun laws, and a host of other noxious measures with a big-business, anti-consumer, pro-polluter agenda. Dominion claims to care about the environment, but its support for ALEC belies that claim. [...]
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 [...]