The last monarch migration?

Since 1990, monarch populations have crashed, with nearly 1 billion of the butterflies dying.

The decline isn't due to natural causes. The Washington Post called it "nothing short of a massacre."

How so? Pollution-driven climate change is part of the problem. But we're also allowing the destruction of the monarchs' habitat and food source through the rapid acceleration in use of Monsanto's toxic Roundup and Roundup Ready crops. 

It just doesn't make sense  

We're endangering the existence of one of our most beautiful creatures in order to serve the interests of one of the world's most powerful corporations, and for what?

So it can sell massive amounts of toxic herbicides? No part of that makes sense. 

As the monarchs begin their 3,000-mile fall migration, we need to make sure this migration isn't their last. That's why we're calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to declare the monarch butterfly a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. 

Together, we can save the monarch

If we succeed, we'll give the monarchs more than a fighting chance. When it comes to preventing extinction, the Endangered Species Act has a 99% success rate. But we have to act now.

Together, we will raise awareness of the monarchs' plight and take action that can save them.

 

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Report | Environment Virginia

2017 Program Agenda

Each year Environment Virginia sets program priorities. In addition to helping us measure our progress, the program agendas lets decision makers know which high priority environmental items our members wants us to tackle.

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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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In response to Hillary Clinton's announcement of Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate, Environment Virginia released the following statement: "Sen. Tim Kaine has a long history of standing up for the protection of our environment and the safety of our climate, and he’ll make an excellent vice president."

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