News Release | Environment Virginia

America’s clean air, water, health come in dead last in “America First” Budget

President Trump released his first proposed budget to Congress. Environment Virginia released the following response in reaction: “Congress should reject this budget. America’s clean air, water and our health come in dead last in this so-called 'America First' budget. This is not the future Virginia's families or the planet deserve.”

News Release | Environment Virginia

Environmental Groups File Clean Water Act Suit Vs. Pilgrim's Pride

Environment Virginia called on Pilgrim’s Pride to clean up its act, as its sister organization in Florida filed a lawsuit under Clean Water Act against the company for dumping pollution into a river there.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Today, President Trump's Executive Order Turns Mission of EPA on its Head

Today, President Trump signed an executive order instructing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its defense of the clean water rule in federal court. "President Trump's order turns the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency on its head: Instead of protecting the drinking water sources for 1 in 3 Americans, he is telling the EPA to stop protecting these waters, like the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, from polluters. It defies common sense, sound science and the will of Virginians."

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:

 

News Release | Environment Virginia

Environment Virginia voices disappointment in Senator Warner's support of Rex Tillerson, urges Senators to oppose Scott Pruitt to head EPA

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state in a 56-43 vote. Environment Virginia State Director Sarah Bucci issued the a statement in response.

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