Category: Fracking

Tell Governor McAuliffe: Oppose Fracked Gas Pipelines
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Tell Governor McAuliffe: Oppose Fracked Gas Pipelines

Governor McAuliffe was elected pledging to address climate change and invest in clean renewable energy. While he has taken steps to bring more efficiency, solar and wind on line, his embrace of an “all of the above” energy plan flatly ignores the reality of climate change. Most regrettably, he has expressed his support for the [...]

New GW Forest Plan Strong in Some Respects, A Mixed Blessing in Other Respects
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New GW Forest Plan Strong in Some Respects, A Mixed Blessing in Other Respects

by Sherman Bamford, Chapter Forest Issues Chair   The hard work of the Sierra Club and other citizens’ groups has paid off. The Revised Forest Plan for the George Washington National Forest (GWNF), released in November, is a sign of how far the Forest Service has come over the past few decades. The new Plan [...]

Proposed Gas Pipelines
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Proposed Gas Pipelines

by Kirk Bowers, Sierra Club Pipeline Chair    The Sierra Club is working with our coalition partners and thousands of Virginia citizens to STOP the proposed the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the Western Marcellus Pipeline. These proposed pipelines harm our communities and our environment. The proposal to build the three pipelines [...]

Act Now! No Gas Pipelines!
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Act Now! No Gas Pipelines!

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 [...]

Stop the Frack Attack on the George Washington National Forest
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Stop the Frack Attack on the George Washington National Forest

UPDATE:  Please see below for some important “Stop the Frack” events in Northern Virginia. We need your help to protect healthy forests and our drinking water in the Shenandoah Valley by keeping the proposed ban on natural gas fracking on the George Washington National Forest. Click here to stop the Frack Attack on the George [...]

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 [...]