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2015 Virginia General Assembly Climate & Energy Scorecard
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2015 Virginia General Assembly Climate & Energy Scorecard

Who’s protecting Virginia’s Environment at the State Capitol? The Sierra Club is keeping score.                      Click here to view the 2015 Virginia General Assembly Climate & Energy Scorecard. This Scorecard grades our elected officials on the votes they took during the 2015 General Assembly Session on [...]

McAuliffe: Be our Champion!
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McAuliffe: Be our Champion!

We are coming down to the wire. This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release the final Clean Power Plan, setting the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. With companies like Dominion and Appalachian Power, the Koch Bros, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and the fossil fuel industry all criticizing the standard, [...]

Dominion Virginia Power’s “Plan A” for a Hotter Planet
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Dominion Virginia Power’s “Plan A” for a Hotter Planet

Virginia’s largest utility to increase global warming pollution by 39% By law, on July 1, Dominion Virginia Power will submit its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to the State Corporation Commission (SCC). This rolling, long range plan sets out how Dominion intends to meet electricity needs in Virginia over the next 15 years. Dominion’s IRP sets [...]

Tell Governor McAuliffe: Oppose Fracked Gas Pipelines
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Tell Governor McAuliffe: Oppose Fracked Gas Pipelines

Governor McAuliffe was elected pledging to address climate change and invest in clean renewable energy. While he has taken steps to bring more efficiency, solar and wind on line, his embrace of an “all of the above” energy plan flatly ignores the reality of climate change. Most regrettably, he has expressed his support for the [...]

New Report Urges Long-Term View, Greater Margin of Safety in Planning for Sea Level Rise
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New Report Urges Long-Term View, Greater Margin of Safety in Planning for Sea Level Rise

Click here to view report summary. Click here to download full report. On the eve of a Federal Emergency Management Agency meeting in Norfolk on flood risk management, a new report by the Sierra Club warns that sea level rise is accelerating and that greater precautions should be taken in planning for growth along the [...]

The People vs. Dominion: Join our Dominion Accountability Efforts TODAY!
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The People vs. Dominion: Join our Dominion Accountability Efforts TODAY!

Click here to sign up to join our Sierra Club Dominion Accountability Efforts.  Be one of “The People” vs. Dominion! Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE D) is a publicly traded company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. It is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy—both electricity and natural gas. The company’s Dominion Virginia Power subsidiary [...]