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All Virginians Deserve Clean Air

All Virginians Deserve Clean Air

22Jun15 • 0 comments

For more than 130 years the Southeast Community located in Newport News, Virginia has been subject to industrial pollution, but now the community is taking a stand! Join the Southeast CARE Coalition as well as the VA Sierra Club as we work towards getting the clean, healthy air that we all deserve to breathe by [...]

What If…?  Virginia Offshore Drilling Forum July 2 in Norfolk

What If…? Virginia Offshore Drilling Forum July 2 in Norfolk

What if …  the Deepwater Horizon spill had occurred off the mid-Atlantic coast? What are the impacts stemming from industrialization of coastal areas? What long-term ecological harm is inflicted just with normal drilling operations? These questions and more will be posed by a panel of federal, state and local elected officials and answered by a large [...]

2015 Air Pollution Solution Campaign

2015 Air Pollution Solution Campaign

18Jun15 • 0 comments

Toxic air pollution is a serious threat to the Southeast Community in Newport News because of the amount of pollution released and the combination of environmental stressors. Assessing the air and monitoring its quality are vital to decreasing pollution and protecting public health. Background Information In May 2015, the Southeast CARE Coalition launched a campaign [...]

2015 Virginia General Assembly Climate & Energy Scorecard

2015 Virginia General Assembly Climate & Energy Scorecard

28May15 • 0 comments

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!

McAuliffe: Be our Champion!

19May15 • 0 comments

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

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

20Apr15 • 0 comments

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 [...]