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Let’s Make History!

Let’s Make History!

15Jul14 • 0 comments

The People’s Climate March Join us for the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21. The People’s Climate March–held just days before the United Nations Climate Summit–is an unparalleled opportunity to let our world leaders know how urgently the public is calling for solutions to climate disruption, and how we need to [...]

The Department of Environmental Quality is Listening!

The Department of Environmental Quality is Listening!

15Jul14 • 0 comments

After years of inaction, Virginia now has an opportunity to take bold steps to fight climate change. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing a series of informal listening sessions on a proposed plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut carbon emissions (greenhouse gases) from existing power plants that generate electricity [...]

2014 Fall Annual Gathering Promises Nature, Music, Food, Fun & Education

2014 Fall Annual Gathering Promises Nature, Music, Food, Fun & Education

Every year Virginia Sierra Club members join together for a weekend of hiking, music, fun and, of course, learning about how to protect our natural environment in Virginia. This 3 day, 2 night gathering includes nature hikes, Virginia Sierra Club happenings, great music and fellowship. If you’ve never been this is the year to try [...]

Labor and Environmental Groups Call on Gov. McAuliffe to Accelerate Offshore Wind

Labor and Environmental Groups Call on Gov. McAuliffe to Accelerate Offshore Wind

“With the potential for ten thousand good paying, local, family-supporting jobs in Virginia’s offshore wind industry, Governor McAuliffe should adopt a Virginia Energy Plan that endorses offshore wind and the port improvements needed to make it happen,” said William Harriday, staff representative for United Steelworkers.

Where are the Renewables? Wind and solar policy in Virginia

Where are the Renewables? Wind and solar policy in Virginia

2Jun14 • 0 comments

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 [...]

Protect 138,000 Marine Animals from Seismic Air Guns. Comment by May 7!

Protect 138,000 Marine Animals from Seismic Air Guns. Comment by May 7!

UPDATE: We are in the final hours to get public comments into the Feds. Click here to send a message to BOEM telling them to halt plans for Atlantic seismic airgun blasting now! The deadline is TOMORROW – May 7, 2014! Protect 138,000 Marine Animals from Seismic Air Gun Blasting with 138,000 Public Comments. Coming [...]