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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 [...]

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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 [...]