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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Crowd at DC Hearing Tells EPA: Protect Our Health, Cut Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

Washington, DC―Dozens of Virginians turned out to a public hearing in Washington, DC today to voice their support for cutting dangerous carbon pollution from power plants. Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to more of the air pollution that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.  Today’s hearing was hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which recently proposed the first-ever carbon pollution standards for new power plants, and is holding a public comment period through June 25 to gauge public opinion on the proposed standards.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Earth Day Caps Landmark Year of Progress Toward Clean Air

This Earth Day, Environment Virginia applauded a year of new clean air protections from the Obama administration that represented major steps forward for public health and our environment. From new standards to protect children from mercury to proposed cuts in industrial carbon pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had a landmark year in curbing dangerous air pollution. 

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Local Leaders Thank EPA for Taking Steps to Improve the Health of Charlottesville's Children

Environment Virginia was joined by Charlottesville Councilwoman Dede Smith, Dr. Greg Gelburd, and Whitney Byrd with the Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition to celebrate the fifth “birthday” of Massachusetts vs. EPA , the 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set public health standards for carbon dioxide and other pollutants.  The birthday-party themed event included cake and balloons.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Obama Administration to Protect Virginians’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Second-Worst State for Toxic Chemicals Dumped into its Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped over 18 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Virginia’s waterways, the second-most in the nation, according to a new report released today by Environment Virginia. Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act also reports that 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals were discharged into 1,400 waterways across the country.

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