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Keep Dirty Fuels in the Ground: No Offshore Drilling in Virginia, Atlantic

Keep Dirty Fuels in the Ground: No Offshore Drilling in Virginia, Atlantic

The Obama administration is expected to release its draft 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program today. The proposal keeps dirty fuel development off-limits along the Pacific and Northern Atlantic coasts, as well as in some areas of the Arctic Ocean, while opening up new areas off the Atlantic, Gulf and Alaskan coasts [...]

Your 2015 Virginia legislative session cheat sheet, part one: Clean energy bills

Your 2015 Virginia legislative session cheat sheet, part one: Clean energy bills

20Jan15 • 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 [...]

New GW Forest Plan Strong in Some Respects, A Mixed Blessing in Other Respects

New GW Forest Plan Strong in Some Respects, A Mixed Blessing in Other Respects

19Jan15 • 0 comments

by Sherman Bamford, Chapter Forest Issues Chair   The hard work of the Sierra Club and other citizens’ groups has paid off. The Revised Forest Plan for the George Washington National Forest (GWNF), released in November, is a sign of how far the Forest Service has come over the past few decades. The new Plan [...]

Proposed Gas Pipelines

Proposed Gas Pipelines

17Dec14 • 0 comments

by Kirk Bowers, Sierra Club Pipeline Chair    The Sierra Club is working with our coalition partners and thousands of Virginia citizens to STOP the proposed the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the Western Marcellus Pipeline. These proposed pipelines harm our communities and our environment. The proposal to build the three pipelines [...]

Forests, Climate Change, and the Cost of Activism

Forests, Climate Change, and the Cost of Activism

11Dec14 • 0 comments

By Glen Besa   LIMA, PERU–I started my activism with the Sierra Club in the late eighties as the Forest Chair for the Western Maryland Group. As fierce as the forest debate was back then–the fights in the Pacific Northwest to save the Ancient Forests and those us in the east fighting to save scraps [...]

The Tip of the Melting Iceberg

The Tip of the Melting Iceberg

11Dec14 • 0 comments

By Glen Besa   LIMA, PERU–I live in Virginia where I work for the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter. Much of our chapter’s efforts are devoted to fighting climate change and advocating for clean energy solutions. Addressing climate change is especially urgent in Virginia because the metropolitan region of Virginia known as Hampton Roads, along the [...]