Category: Climate Change

Tell Dominion Resources: Quit ALEC today!
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Tell Dominion Resources: Quit ALEC today!

We can’t let any ALEC members get away with claiming to help the environment — not while they still fund the organization’s extreme anti-climate agenda. But that’s exactly what Dominion Resources is trying to do. Click here to tell Dominion: Quit ALEC TODAY! The dirty energy giant says it’s environmentally responsible, [1] but the fact [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]