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Hands Across the Sand 2014
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Hands Across the Sand 2014

Join Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Oceana for our 4th annual Hands Across the Sand Saturday May 17, 2014 in Virginia Beach. Help us draw a line in the sand against expanding offshore oil drilling and championing clean energy, like offshore wind, for a sustainable planet. Click here to RSVP. We’ll [...]

Stop the Frack Attack on the George Washington National Forest
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Stop the Frack Attack on the George Washington National Forest

UPDATE:  Please see below for some important “Stop the Frack” events in Northern Virginia. We need your help to protect healthy forests and our drinking water in the Shenandoah Valley by keeping the proposed ban on natural gas fracking on the George Washington National Forest. Click here to stop the Frack Attack on the George [...]

Coal Ash Sites Map
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Coal Ash Sites Map

Coal ash is a dangerous by-product of burning coal for energy, containing harmful metals and chemicals like arsenic, lead, and selenium. Coal ash is not subject to federal regulation, and state laws governing coal combustion waste disposal are usually weak or non-existent. Across the country, millions of tons of coal ash are being stored in ponds, [...]

Feds Pave Way for Atlantic Seismic Blasting
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Feds Pave Way for Atlantic Seismic Blasting

In response to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s release of its final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for seismic studies in the Atlantic, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Director Glen Besa issued the following statement: “Seismic air gun blasting, by the Federal government’s own estimates, will injure and kill more than 138,000 marine mammals. It puts [...]

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 [...]

Reduce your carbon footprint AND benefit the Sierra Club at the same time!
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Reduce your carbon footprint AND benefit the Sierra Club at the same time!

Does your electric water heater need some schooling? Does it need to be smarter? A smarter water heater means reducing carbon emissions by as much as 1.5 tons per year for EACH water heater! Smarter water heaters also reward the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter with some real $ cash-ola! Introducing the Mosaic Power – Sierra [...]