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2015 General Assembly Preview

3Dec14 • 0 comments

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 [...]

2014 Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

2014 Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

18Nov14 • 0 comments

Who’s protecting Virginia’s Environment at the State Capitol? The Sierra Club is keeping score. For the first time, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club has issued a General Assembly Legislative Scorecard. This Scorecard grades our elected officials on the votes they took during the 2014 General Assembly Session on legislation that will have a [...]

Common Sense for the Commonwealth: Rally for Clean Energy

Common Sense for the Commonwealth: Rally for Clean Energy

7Nov14 • 0 comments

On November 19, hundreds of Virginians from across the state will converge on Richmond to sound the alarm for climate action in the Commonwealth. The big polluters and their allies in the General Assembly have called a hearing to question the costs and need for the Clean Power Plan, and we will not stand by [...]

Act Now! No Gas Pipelines!

Act Now! No Gas Pipelines!

29Oct14 • 0 comments

Contact Governor McAuliff and ask him to re-evaluate his position and reverse his support for the proposed 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the 350-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline that will cut through the heart of Central and Southwest Virginia. The Sierra Club opposes the pipelines for the following reasons: Using eminent domain for private purposes. These [...]

Tell Gov. McAuliffe: Clean Energy is the Best Path Forward

Tell Gov. McAuliffe: Clean Energy is the Best Path Forward

On Tuesday, Governor McAuliffe will hold a public briefing on the Virginia Energy Plan in Richmond. This plan is a positive statement on the need to scale and deploy wind, solar and energy efficiency technologies. As the Governor said recently, “Clean energy jobs are the next generation of employment opportunity.” We’re glad to hear the [...]

McAuliffe Joins People’s Climate March. What’s Next?

McAuliffe Joins People’s Climate March. What’s Next?

Even if you didn’t make it to New York City for the People’s Climate March, you couldn’t escape the coverage. 400,000 people in the streets of Manhattan demanding action on climate change. It was exhilarating! And 1,000 of us made the long trip from Virginia. Over 700 boarded 13 buses from across Virginia for the [...]