In the 2013 Virginia Legislative session the Virginia Sierra Club will be working on energy related bills that will bring clean renewable energy to the Commonwealth by encouraging the investor owned utilities to invest in the development of wind and solar energy, bringing jobs and economic development, encouraging wind and solar energy which will make [...]
Category: General Assembly
I hate it when a legislator says he or she has heard nothing from their constituents on an issue that should matter a great deal. Protecting our clean air and water are issues that really should have their phones ringing off the hook and their email in-boxes filling.
Help us make that happen!
Come January [...]
Our legislative committee has been hard at work for the past month tracking legislation and lobbying our state legislators to protect our access to clean air and water. I wanted to take a few minutes to give you a mid-session update on Sierra Club’s priorities.
Uranium Ban to [...]
For Immediate Release
January 19, 2012
For More Information
Lisa Guthrie (804) 240-1976
Mary Rafferty (401) 862-8749
Chris Miller (540) 347-2334
Conservation Groups Disappointed by Governor’s Administrative Directive on Uranium Mining
In response to Governor McDonnell’s recent directive, conservation organizations expressed concern about the rush to write regulations for the uranium industry behind closed doors.
“On behalf of Virginians across the Commonwealth, we are disappointed by [...]
You could be breathing dirtier air if this legislation passes!
Tell your Senator to vote “No” to the Virginia Dirty Air Act. Urge them to vote against HB 1300 (Kilgore).
Under the current law, the Air Pollution Control Board can decide whether to require large polluters to make actual reductions in NOx and SO2 pollutants or [...]
This is what mountaintop removal coal mining looks like in Virginia. Yes, Virginia!
This photo and the photos featured in the below video depict the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining right here in Virginia.
Mountaintop removal coal mining is destroying the water quality, forests, cherished scenic vistas, quality of life, and economic viability of [...]
From the Virginia Conservation Network comes the following update as the 2010 General Assembly hit the halfway point yesterday, aka Crossover Day:
The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of legislative activity for the environmental experts on VCN’s Legislative Committee. After analyzing more than 300 relevant bills, this committed team took up the challenging task [...]
Energy efficiency is the cleanest, cheapest, quickest and most reliable way for Virginia to meet its energy needs. It must be Virginia’s “first fuel.”
Enacting strong energy efficiency programs will create jobs in Virginia and save families and businesses money on their electric bills while also cutting harmful air and water pollution and reducing the [...]
The 2010 Conservation Briefing Book is out. Check it out here.
“The Briefing Book lays out a ‘common agenda’ for conservationists. VCN and its affiliated nonprofits put that agenda into action by educating opinion leaders, by monitoring legislation and endorsing or opposing bills when appropriate, and by helping concerned citizens engage the legislative process” – [...]