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 [...]
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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 [...]
Dominion, Virginia’s largest utility, announced that it will phase out two of its oldest and dirtiest coal fired power plants. The Chesapeake and Yorktown plants will end operations by 2016 and 2015 respectively. This announcement comes just days after GenOn Energy, Inc. announced that it had decided to phase out the Potomac Generating Station.
The Virginia Chapter Sierra Club offered the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement today to not pursue offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf Coast for at least seven years. “This is a very prudent decision by the White House as it protects both pillars of Virginia’s economy, namely its tourism and [...]
Great news from the Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition: The Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition lauded Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s announcement today to delay plans for what would be the largest coal-fired power plant in Virginia. The temporary halt will allow the company, its customers, government officials and the conservation community to explore alternatives that [...]
BREAKING: Thanks everyone for submitting comments. Last yesterday the DOI has decided to re-open the comment period following assessment of the BP disaster. If you submitted comments, they will be rolled over to the new comment period. While we applaud President Obama’s decision to cancel Virginia’s lease sale, we are not out of the woods [...]
Check out our new promotional! video for Hands Across the Sand! It was produced by Ivy Main, our wonderful Renewable Energy Chair. It “stars” Chesapeake Bay group chairperson Terra Pascarosa, William Reyes a local business owner, former Commander of the Norfolk Naval Station Joe Bouchard, and Ari Lawrence, the Virginia Chapter chairperson with Surfrider Foundation. [...]
Glen Besa, Director of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, offered the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement that, in addition to continuing the moratorium on drilling permits for new deepwater wells and delaying in planned exploration off Alaska’s coast, Virginia Lease Sale 220 is canceled. “The economic and environmental disaster that is currently [...]
The Federal Minerals Management Service (MMS) has called for seismic surveying to explore for oil and gas along the Atlantic. Seismic testing represents the first step in offshore oil drilling and is extremely dangerous to fish and marine life. Click here to tell MMS to keep air guns out of sensitive areas to include the [...]