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. [...]
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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.
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Dominion Virginia Power has proposed an unnecessary $1.1 billion dollar, fracked-gas plant, this time in Brunswick County, that will commit Virginia families and businesses to using harmful and increasingly expensive fossil fuels for decades.
This Wednesday, April 24th, Dominion will seek the required permit to construct and operate the Brunswick plant from the State Corporation Commission [...]
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.
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On Sunday, April 14th hundreds of Virginians called on the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to put efficiency and clean energy first rather than allow continued investments in fossil fuels by Dominion Virginia Power. Participants danced the popular 1980s dance known as the Electric Slide in front of Dominion’s Richmond headquarters.
Dominion has proposed another major investment [...]
With the blustery Forward on Climate Rally now in our rear view mirror, we’re moving on to the Electric Slide to Clean Energy this Spring. News, green tips, fun, action and more can all be found in the Spring 2013 edition of the Old Dominion Sierran – aka the ODS!
Sierra Club challenges Dominion’s [...]
Fossil fuels or clean energy? A legacy of pollution, sickness, and a changing climate, or a 21st century clean energy economy and jobs?
Over the next month, the State Corporation Commission (SCC) of Virginia will decide if Dominion can build their proposed Brunswick natural gas power plant. We need to be cutting our pollution, not [...]
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 [...]
Each March, the Virginia Chapter Sierra Club has the opportunity to ask our members to support the work we are doing right here to protect the Commonwealth’s environment.
We know what it takes to win.
In 2012, thanks to your support we fought back against Goliath (aka Virginia Uranium, Inc.) and maintained a 30-year ban [...]
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 [...]