Author Archive for Corrina Beall

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

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. [...]

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 [...]