Category: Climate Change

Virginia Governor’s Commission on Climate Change Report
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Virginia Governor’s Commission on Climate Change Report

Before politics and ideology poisoned the discussion, there was bi-partisan agreement that human-caused climate change is real, poses a serious threat to all of us, and needs to be mitigated. Five years ago, the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Climate Change issued its unanimous Final Report: A Climate Change Action Plan (December 2008), which carefully reviewed and [...]

Holding Dominion Accountable
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Holding Dominion Accountable

Is Dominion Virginia Power REALLY serving our interests as Virginians? As Virginia’s largest electric utility Dominion Virginia Power does provide us with electricity, but at what cost? Dominion Virginia Power’s current Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) — its plan to meet our electricity needs over the next 15 years — is NOT SUSTAINABLE.   Q: What [...]

Reporting Back from the EPA Listening Session in D.C. 11-7-2013
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Reporting Back from the EPA Listening Session in D.C. 11-7-2013

We did it! Thanks to all of you, the EPA Listening Session on Thursday was a huge success.  We were thrilled to see several hundred citizens testify in support of strong carbon regulations, with many others showing support by holding signs, filling up the hearing rooms, and attending the press event and march. We received great press coverage, and [...]

Why Do we need Carbon Pollution Protections?
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Why Do we need Carbon Pollution Protections?

Carbon pollution is the main contributor to climate disruption. This past year climate disruption fueled Superstorm Sandy, more extreme floods, widespread wildfires and record drought. We can’t afford to wait any longer to act as extreme events like these cost Americans hundreds of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. For the health and welfare [...]

EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
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EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Agency takes important step to reduce carbon pollution from power plants as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken it’s first major step taken towards fulfilling President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, by proposing Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants built in the [...]

Climate Change Effects on Public Health
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Climate Change Effects on Public Health

Our dependency on fossil fuels as a society is the number one contributor to the production of harmful greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. Naturally, the radiation from the sun reaches the Earth’s surface, is reradiated back into the Earth’s atmosphere and escapes into space. However, with the increasing presence of [...]