The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, opening the way for destructive offshore oil and gas drilling, and harmful seismic testing off Virginia’s coast. In response Eileen Levandoski, Virginia Sierra Club Assistant Chapter Director issued the following statement: “Though there has been a lot of talk about protecting the [...]
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Constantly combing hundreds of acres of ocean, air gun blasts just three miles from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, WILL have a devastating impact on fish and marine life. Even the Department of Interior itself reports that Atlantic seismic airgun testing for oil and gas will injure or kill 138,500 dolphins and whales. It [...]
Join Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Oceana for our 4th annual Hands Across the Sand Saturday May 18, 2013 in Virginia Beach. Help us draw a line in the sand against expanding offshore oil drilling and championing clean energy, like offshore wind, for a sustainable planet. Click here to RSVP. We’ll [...]
Join me in sending a Thank You message to Congressmen Bobby Scott, Jim Moran and Gerry Connolly for voicing their “Seismic” opposition to Atlantic offshore drilling. These courageous leaders recently wrote Secretary Salazar urging a stop to proposed seismic studies in the Atlantic. As we all know, these seismic studies are not only dangerous to [...]
We’re uniting Hands Across the Sand to send Congress a message: “Virginians want windmills, not oil spills”. Join the Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation and other partner organizations on Saturday, August 4th for the 3rd annual Hands Across the Sand, an international day of action when thousands line up along beaches [...]
Big Oil and Big Coal came to Norfolk Virginia on Tuesday to attempt injection of their dirty energy agenda on the good citizens of Hampton Roads. And we sent them home packing! Their numbers were slim at the two hearings where the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management sought public comment on its draft EIS [...]
Virginia environmentalists responded with their opposition to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) call for public comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for offshore seismic studies in the Atlantic. They spoke in favor of an alternative that only allows study to support renewable energy development and stood solidly in their opposition to alternatives supporting exploration for oil and gas.
Besa issues statement on House drilling vote.
The Virginia Chapter Sierra Club offered the following statement in response to Virginia Beach City Council’s unanimous vote last night adopting the Mayor’s Alternative Energy Task Force report and calling for implementation of its recommendations. “The Virginia Chapter Sierra Club applauds the hard work and dedication of the Mayor’s Alternative Energy Task Force and urges [...]