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Attacks on public health defeated—for now.

The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Scott Pruitt won’t protect Virginia’s air, water or families

“Virginians and all Americans deserve an EPA administrator who will fight to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the planet we love. Scott Pruitt fails on all these accounts.” -- Elly Boehmer, Environment Virginia.

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is slated to vote on President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment Virginia's campaign organizer, Elly Boehmer, issued the following statement in response:

 

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News Release | Environment Virginia

New study reveals state-by-state benefits of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

A new, independent report released today by Abt Associates reveals that dangerous pollutants in our air have fallen substantially in the states that participate in the nation’s best clean air and climate program – the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and neighboring states like Virginia.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Environment Virginia Opposes Exxon CEO for Secretary of State

President-elect Trump has tapped Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his nominee for secretary of state. Environment Virginia State Director Sarah Bucci issued a statement in response.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Scott Pruitt is the Wrong Choice for EPA

On Wednesday, President elect-Trump nominated Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Report

Blocking the Sun

Solar power is clean, affordable and popular with the American people. The amount of solar energy installed in the U.S. has quadrupled in the last four years, and the U.S. has enough solar energy installed to power one in 20 American homes.

America’s solar progress is largely the result of bold, forward-thinking public policies that have created a strong solar industry while putting solar energy within the financial reach of millions more Americans.

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