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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 [...]

Join Hands Across the Sand May 16 in VA Beach: Windmills Not Oil Spills!

Join Hands Across the Sand May 16 in VA Beach: Windmills Not Oil Spills!

Join Sierra Club, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation, and CCAN for our 6th annual Hands Across the Sand Saturday May 16, 2015 in Virginia Beach. Help us draw a line in the sand as we stand against offshore drilling and stand up for clean energy, like offshore wind, for a sustainable planet. We’ll meet up where 31st [...]

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

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

6Apr15 • 0 comments

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. [...]

Tell Governor McAuliffe: Oppose Fracked Gas Pipelines

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 [...]