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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 [...]

Act Now for a Clean Energy Future

Act Now for a Clean Energy Future

2May14 • 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to set limits on the amount of carbon pollution that can be emitted from dirty power plants for the first time ever. Let Virginia’s Public Officials know you support the EPA’s Carbon Rules! Right now, our power plants dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air [...]

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2014 Legislative Leaders

22Apr14 • 0 comments

For the second year running, the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter will recognize the contributions of a select few legislators. This year, the Club applauds nine individuals who introduced climate change or energy bills during the 2014 General Assembly Session. For some of this year’s Legislative Leaders, bipartisan cooperation resulted in victories for the environment. Several [...]