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Your 2015 legislative session cheat sheet, part 3: climate bills

Your 2015 legislative session cheat sheet, part 3: climate bills

11Feb15 • 0 comments

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 author of the Virginia [...]

And the coal gravy train rolls on

And the coal gravy train rolls on

11Feb15 • 0 comments

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 author of the Virginia [...]

Tell the Feds: No Atlantic Offshore Drilling

Tell the Feds: No Atlantic Offshore Drilling

Virginia’s coast is open for offshore drilling??? No way! The Obama administration’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its draft 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The program proposal keeps dirty fuel development off-limits along the Pacific and Northern Atlantic coasts and in some areas of the Arctic Ocean, BUT it includes [...]

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 [...]