Category: Climate Change

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 [...]

Climate Disruption & Virginia’s Native Species
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Climate Disruption & Virginia’s Native Species

Climate disruption is a global issue that already appears to be impacting aspects of our environment and the native species we find familiar. Warming climate trends lead to increased incidence and intensity of storms, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and other consequences, causing variations in species’ ranges and habitat, changes in the timing of migrations, [...]

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 [...]