Category: Climate Change

What Happened in DC?
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What Happened in DC?

The message at EPA headquarters in Washington DC on January 29th and 30th about the proposed Clean Power Plan was clear and simple, as hundreds of citizens from the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania asked the administration to keep moving forward to reduce carbon pollution from power plants and clean up [...]

2014 Fall Annual Gathering Promises Nature, Music, Food, Fun & Education
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2014 Fall Annual Gathering Promises Nature, Music, Food, Fun & Education

Every year Virginia Sierra Club members join together for a weekend of hiking, music, fun and, of course, learning about how to protect our natural environment in Virginia. This 3 day, 2 night gathering includes nature hikes, Virginia Sierra Club happenings, great music and fellowship. If you’ve never been this is the year to try [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]