News Release | Environment Virginia

Pres. Obama rejects Keystone XL, helps seal climate legacy

In a widely anticipated decision, today President Obama rejected construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport tar sands from Canada across the United States.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Senators Vote to Protect Clean Water

Today, Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner helped beat back an attempt to undo the Clean Water Rule.

News Release | Environment Virginia

The James River Still Haunted by Toxic Runoff and Bacteria

In anticipation of Halloween, Environment Virginia unveiled the Ten Scariest Facts about the James River, showing that, while improving, a terrifying concoction of chemicals, bacteria, and other pollutants still plague the James and Virginia’s waterways.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Hundreds of Atlantic Coast Groups Urge Continued Leadership for Offshore Wind

Hundreds of Atlantic Coast groups, businesses and officials joined together on a national letter to President Obama and his agency heads, urging them to continue their leadership in developing wind power off the Atlantic Coast.

News Release | Environment Virginia

New smog standard better but not good enough for our kids' health

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today set a tighter but inadequate new standard for ozone, the health-threatening pollutant that forms when sunlight mixes with emissions from factories, power plants, and vehicles. Ozone -- sometimes known as smog -- triggers asthma attacks, worsens lung disease and can cut lives short.

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