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. [...]
Category: Safeguarding Communities
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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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 [...]
Join Sierra Club as we “Electric Slide To Clean Energy”
WHEN: Sun., April 14 at 1 – 3 PM
WHERE: Kanawha Plaza, 7th & Canal Streets in downtown Richmond
WHAT: Rally with speakers and an Electric Slide “dance in” to prove we can demonstrate and have fun, too!
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If you can’t win fairly, cheat! That seems to be the attitude of the right wing radicals running the Virginia Republican Party. There is no voter fraud in Virginia, but under that guise, some Republicans are pushing for measures to make it harder to vote, including photo IDs that often impact the elderly who give [...]
Join me in sending a Thank You message to Congressmen Bobby Scott, Jim Moran and Gerry Connolly for voicing their “Seismic” opposition to Atlantic offshore drilling.
These courageous leaders recently wrote Secretary Salazar urging a stop to proposed seismic studies in the Atlantic. As we all know, these seismic studies are not only dangerous to [...]
UPDATE: This is being debated on the Senate Floor TODAY (Feb. 14)! Call your senator NOW. (Click here for the General Assembly website to look up your Senator and get their district office #.)
Here’s a short but sweet message to leave:
“Hi. My name is ____ and I’m a constituent of Senator [...]
The time has come to take our fight to keep the ban on uranium mining to Virginia’s General Assembly. And we do so bolstered by over 10,000 petition signatures of Virginians throughout the Commonwealth, 65 organizations signed-on, numerous Virginia newspaper endorsing the ban, and over 50 government jurisdictions representing millions of Virginians resolving formally [...]