Category: Fracking

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 [...]

A whole lotta of fracking goin’ on! (with apologies to Jerry Lee Lewis)
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A whole lotta of fracking goin’ on! (with apologies to Jerry Lee Lewis)

If you’ve read Bill McKibben’s “Do the Math” article, you know we need to keep as much as two-thirds of the known fossil fuel reserves in the ground to avoid a climate catastrophe. One more time: Tell U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack “Don’t Frack the George Washington National Forest!” The rush to frack is sweeping away [...]

Stop Virginia’s Gas Rush!
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Stop Virginia’s Gas Rush!

Fossil fuels or clean energy? A legacy of pollution, sickness, and a changing climate, or a 21st century clean energy economy and jobs? Over the next month, the State Corporation Commission (SCC) of Virginia will decide if Dominion can build their proposed Brunswick natural gas power plant. We need to be cutting our pollution, not [...]

New Solar Power Rankings Place VA Near Bottom in Nation
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New Solar Power Rankings Place VA Near Bottom in Nation

A just released survey by the Solar Energy Industry Association finds Virginia’s two neighboring states North Carolina and Maryland ranking 5th and 8th respectively in solar energy, photovoltaic panels, installed in 2012. Virginia was grouped in the bottom 25 states. Other eastern states in the top 25 included New York at 10th, Pennsylvania at 11th, [...]

Stop Dominion’s Brunswick fracked gas plant
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Stop Dominion’s Brunswick fracked gas plant

Join Sierra Club as we “Electric Slide To Clean Energy” WHEN: Sun., April 14 at 1 – 3 PM WHERE: Kanawha Plaza, 7th & Canal Streets in downtown Richmond WHAT: Rally with speakers and an Electric Slide “dance in” to prove we can demonstrate and have fun, too! Click here to RSVP. Act Now by [...]

Don’t Frack Our “Promised Land” for Dominion’s Brunswick Gas Plant
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Don’t Frack Our “Promised Land” for Dominion’s Brunswick Gas Plant

Virginia’s largest energy company, Dominion Virginia Power, has announced that it will invest more than $1 billion to build the Brunswick County power plant, a large, natural gas-fired power station in Brunswick, VA – this, instead of making any major investments in efficiency, wind and solar. NATURAL GAS IN NOT “CLEAN” ENERGY Although natural gas [...]