Category: Virginia Politics

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Chapter Awards Environmental Champions in Legislature

  For the first time, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club will recognize our members of the General Assembly with awards lauding their work in the Legislature as champions for Virginia. Delegates and Senators were nominated for four categories of accolade by the Chapter’s Legislative Committee. The Committee voted to recognize five Senators and [...]

New Transportation Funding Explained
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New Transportation Funding Explained

On July 1st a new transportation funding bill takes effect.  The bill ramps funding for transportation from an additional $392 million in FiscalYear2014 to $817 million in 2018, for a total of almost $3.3 billion.  In addition, the bill provides regional funding for Northern Virginia ($1.6 billion over five years) and Hampton Roads ($1.1 billion [...]

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 [...]

Thank Congressmen Scott, Connolly & Moran for Seismic Opposition to Drilling
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Thank Congressmen Scott, Connolly & Moran for Seismic Opposition to Drilling

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 [...]

The Time Has Come: Uranium Mining Battle Takes Center Stage in Richmond
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The Time Has Come: Uranium Mining Battle Takes Center Stage in Richmond

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 and [...]