If you’ve read Bill McKibben’s “Do the Math” article, you know we need to keep as much as two-thirds of the known fossil fuel reserves in the ground to avoid a climate catastrophe. One more time: Tell U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack “Don’t Frack the George Washington National Forest!” The rush to frack is sweeping away [...]
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We need your help to protect George Washington National Forest by keeping the proposed ban on natural gas fracking.
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.
The Sierra Club Virginia Chapter commends the City of Virginia Beach for commissioning an independent study on the impacts of uranium mining on the city’s drinking water supply. “The Virginia Beach study modeled severe rain events occurring in the area for proposed uranium mining in Virginia”, said Eileen Levandoski, conservation program manager with the Sierra [...]
Gulf Coast communities are facing the challenge of managing the immediate cleanup and recovery needs of area residents, businesses, wildlife and marine life. They will surely need all hands on deck to meet the challenges of the relief effort. Click here to sign up to volunteer as part of the relief efforts and the Sierra [...]
[Richmond] Among the many amendments to legislation offered by Governor Bob McDonnell is a change to HB1300/SB128 that weakens the authority of the State Air Pollution Control Board to mandate reductions in nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide in coal-fired power plants Northern Virginia. NOx and SO2 contribute to smog and acid rain, respectively. “Governor McDonnell [...]
Six days after President Obama announced plans to open new areas to offshore drilling, the Feds (Mineral Management Service – MMS) have scheduled seven public hearings on proposed Atlantic geophysical exploration (aka seismic surveys) including a hearing in Norfolk (Hilton Norfolk Airport) on April 29 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm. Please attend this hearing and speak [...]
Mark your calendar NOW for Hands Across the Sand on Sat., June 26, 2010 in Virginia Beach! Join the Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation in drawing a human line in the sand to protest drilling off our Virginia coast. What exactly is Hands Across the Sand? The first Hands Across the Sand occurred on 80 [...]
Drilling has not occurred off our Atlantic coast for almost 30 years, and thus information on the possible effects of Atlantic drilling “is 30 years out of date,” as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently pointed out. Revealed at a Department of Interior workshop in Williamsburg in December 2008, large data gaps exist when it comes [...]
Check out our newest video “Spill, Baby, Spill: Why Offshore Drilling is Wrong for Virginia”. Great work by our renewable energy chairperson, Ivy Main! Click here to read “Virginia’s Misguided Rush to Drill” as published in the Daily Press, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.