Category: Virginia Politics

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 [...]

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Dominion Resources, Inc., and Climate Change in Virginia
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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Dominion Resources, Inc., and Climate Change in Virginia

Click here to Print this Page The American Legislative Exchange Council (“ALEC”) has been described as “a corporate bill mill.” It brings together big polluters and state legislators and comes up with “model legislation” for the legislators to introduce back home. ALEC has a history of supporting climate-science denial and blocking efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. [...]

Your 2015 legislative session cheat sheet, part 3: climate bills
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Your 2015 legislative session cheat sheet, part 3: climate bills

Guest Blogger Ivy Main has been an advocate for renewable energy with the Sierra Club since 2007. A lawyer by training, she lobbies extensively in the General Assembly for stronger clean energy policies and writes a regular blog, Power for the People VA, about energy policy in Virginia. She was the lead author of the Virginia [...]

And the coal gravy train rolls on
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And the coal gravy train rolls on

Guest Blogger Ivy Main has been an advocate for renewable energy with the Sierra Club since 2007. A lawyer by training, she lobbies extensively in the General Assembly for stronger clean energy policies and writes a regular blog, Power for the People VA, about energy policy in Virginia. She was the lead author of the Virginia [...]

Your 2015 Virginia legislative session cheat sheet, part one: Clean energy bills
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Your 2015 Virginia legislative session cheat sheet, part one: Clean energy bills

By Ivy Main Guest Blogger Ivy Main has been an advocate for renewable energy with the Sierra Club since 2007. A lawyer by training, she lobbies extensively in the General Assembly for stronger clean energy policies and writes a regular blog, Power for the People VA, about energy policy in Virginia. She was the lead [...]

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2015 General Assembly Preview

Let’s start with the good news first. This GA session some creative and exciting initiatives will be introduced by friends and allies. The bad news? The political landscape has shifted again, and definitely not to our advantage. Having ceded their majority to the Republicans in the Senate, Democrats have an uphill battle to fight this [...]