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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 [...]

Stop the Frack Attack on the George Washington National Forest

Stop the Frack Attack on the George Washington National Forest

UPDATE:  Please see below for some important “Stop the Frack” events in Northern Virginia. We need your help to protect healthy forests and our drinking water in the Shenandoah Valley by keeping the proposed ban on natural gas fracking on the George Washington National Forest. Click here to stop the Frack Attack on the George [...]

Coal Ash Sites Map

Coal Ash Sites Map

12Mar14 • 0 comments

Coal ash is a dangerous by-product of burning coal for energy, containing harmful metals and chemicals like arsenic, lead, and selenium. Coal ash is not subject to federal regulation, and state laws governing coal combustion waste disposal are usually weak or non-existent. Across the country, millions of tons of coal ash are being stored in ponds, [...]