Category: Climate Change

Let’s Make History!
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Let’s Make History!

The People’s Climate March Join us for the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21. The People’s Climate March–held just days before the United Nations Climate Summit–is an unparalleled opportunity to let our world leaders know how urgently the public is calling for solutions to climate disruption, and how we need to [...]

The Department of Environmental Quality is Listening!
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The Department of Environmental Quality is Listening!

After years of inaction, Virginia now has an opportunity to take bold steps to fight climate change. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing a series of informal listening sessions on a proposed plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut carbon emissions (greenhouse gases) from existing power plants that generate electricity [...]

Act Now for a Clean Energy Future
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Act Now for a Clean Energy Future

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to set limits on the amount of carbon pollution that can be emitted from dirty power plants for the first time ever. Let Virginia’s Public Officials know you support the EPA’s Carbon Rules! Right now, our power plants dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air [...]

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 [...]