For the first time, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club will recognize our members of the General Assembly with awards lauding their work in the Legislature as champions for Virginia. Delegates and Senators were nominated for four categories of accolade by the Chapter’s Legislative Committee. The Committee voted to recognize five Senators and [...]
Tag: "Green Transportation"
On July 1st a new transportation funding bill takes effect. The bill ramps funding for transportation from an additional $392 million in FiscalYear2014 to $817 million in 2018, for a total of almost $3.3 billion. In addition, the bill provides regional funding for Northern Virginia ($1.6 billion over five years) and Hampton Roads ($1.1 billion [...]
The State’s latest revision to its transportation plan shows Virginia’s transportation policy continues to head down the wrong road, toward more congestion and more sprawl. We need to make our voices heard for more Green Transportation Choices!! Right now we have the chance to urge the state to get transportation policy on the right track [...]
by Alan Cunningham, Roger Diedrich, Douglas Stewart, and Jim Wamsley In Northern Virginia over the last 30 years there has been little understanding that suburban sprawl, reliance on the automobile, and traffic congestion go hand in hand. We build more roads to relieve congestion and in a very short period of time we have the [...]
On January 6, 2010, the EPA proposed to strengthen the national air quality standards for ozone. EPA proposed a range of 60-70 parts per billion (ppb), a much lower level than the current standard of 75 ppb. The EPA will be holding a public hearing in several places across the U.S. including Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, Washington Room (located on the Ballroom Level), 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington. The hearing begins at 9:30am and continues all day, into the evening.
by Roger Diedrich The issue of transportation reform continues to receive attention in Washington and around the country. The Sierra Club has identified Green Transportation as one of six major campaigns for the next 10 years. The campaign’s elements, often characterized as three legs of a stool, are: • Clean, efficient vehicles • Clean fuels [...]
With a stake in the heart of the Mattaponi reservoir project, the I-81 battle seems poised to take over the distinction of Virginia’s epic environmental campaign. It was 2002 when we started to see multiple proposals to widen I-81 to address the congestion and safety issues resulting from heavy truck traffic.