Tag: "Climate Change"

Act Now for a Clean Energy Future
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Act Now for a Clean Energy Future

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

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 [...]

EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
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EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Agency takes important step to reduce carbon pollution from power plants as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken it’s first major step taken towards fulfilling President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, by proposing Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants built in the [...]

Obama, Kaine and Warner: Time to Lead on Climate
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Obama, Kaine and Warner: Time to Lead on Climate

On February 17, thousands of Virginians joined 35,000 citizens from across the country at a rally in DC to say NO to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. If this destructive project is built, NASA scientist James Hanson has characterized it as “game over” for our efforts to fight climate change. The President and the [...]

Thank You to the Thousands of Virginians who joined our Forward on Climate Rally!
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Thank You to the Thousands of Virginians who joined our Forward on Climate Rally!

Thousands of Virginians braved the wintery wind on Sun., Feb. 17 to join tens of thousands others in urging President Obama to move Forward on Climate, starting with the rejection of the dirty tar sands pipeline. Thank you! Here’s a sampling of the tons of media hits the day received. There are also a lot [...]