Author Archive for Eileen Levandoski

A whole lotta of fracking goin’ on! (with apologies to Jerry Lee Lewis)
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A whole lotta of fracking goin’ on! (with apologies to Jerry Lee Lewis)

If you’ve read Bill McKibben’s “Do the Math” article, you know we need to keep as much as two-thirds of the known fossil fuel reserves in the ground to avoid a climate catastrophe. One more time: Tell U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack “Don’t Frack the George Washington National Forest!” The rush to frack is sweeping away [...]

Stop seismic airgun blasting for oil and gas off our coast
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Stop seismic airgun blasting for oil and gas off our coast

Constantly combing hundreds of acres of ocean, air gun blasts just three miles from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, WILL have a devastating impact on fish and marine life. Even the Department of Interior itself reports that Atlantic seismic airgun testing for oil and gas will injure or kill 138,500 dolphins and whales. It [...]

Spring 2014 Internships: Apply Today!
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Spring 2014 Internships: Apply Today!

Sierra Club is looking for students with a passion for protecting the environment and the ambition to make a difference. Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Virginia Sierra Club [...]

Join Hands Across the Sand 2013: No to Offshore Drilling, Yes to Offshore Wind!
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Join Hands Across the Sand 2013: No to Offshore Drilling, Yes to Offshore Wind!

Join Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Oceana for our 4th annual Hands Across the Sand Saturday May 18, 2013 in Virginia Beach. Help us draw a line in the sand against expanding offshore oil drilling and championing clean energy, like offshore wind, for a sustainable planet. Click here to RSVP. We’ll [...]

New Solar Power Rankings Place VA Near Bottom in Nation
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New Solar Power Rankings Place VA Near Bottom in Nation

A just released survey by the Solar Energy Industry Association finds Virginia’s two neighboring states North Carolina and Maryland ranking 5th and 8th respectively in solar energy, photovoltaic panels, installed in 2012. Virginia was grouped in the bottom 25 states. Other eastern states in the top 25 included New York at 10th, Pennsylvania at 11th, [...]

Obama, Kaine and Warner: Time to Lead on Climate
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Obama, Kaine and Warner: Time to Lead on Climate

On February 17, thousands of Virginians joined 35,000 citizens from across the country at a rally in DC to say NO to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. If this destructive project is built, NASA scientist James Hanson has characterized it as “game over” for our efforts to fight climate change. The President and the [...]