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100,000 strong for clean water.

After thousands of members of Environment Virginia and our sister organizations urged the EPA to act, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced a plan to restore Clean Water Act protections to all of our rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands, from the James River to the Chesapeake Bay. We’ve since delivered more than 100,000 public comments in support of clean water protections.

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EPA action to protect our health defended

The EPA is moving to limit smog, soot and global warming pollution, thanks in large part to the timely action of our advocates, organizers and members. As polluters lobbied to block EPA action, we’ve mobilized the public to tell Congress: Let the EPA do its job and protect our health.

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We’re holding the line against toxic mining.

For the past 30 years, Virginia’s ban on uranium mining has kept our land and water safe from toxic pollution. This year, in partnership with thousands of members, we successfully urged the General Assembly to say “no” to Gov. Bob McDonnell as he pushed to lift the ban. With the governor continuing his campaign to allow toxic mining, we’ll need your support to hold the line for our air, water and landscapes.

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You’re building support to save the bees.

Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. In 2015, we mobilized grassroots support for protecting these vital pollinators. Thanks to your support, our national team and a coalition of beekeepers, farmers and others delivered more than 4 million petitions calling on the Obama administration to declare a ban on neonicotinoids, a class of bee-killing pesticides.

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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

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