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An Update on Environment Virginia’s Legislative Priorities at Crossover

News Release | Environment Virginia

The Virginia House of Delegates voted 55 to 44 to pass Del. Betsy Carr’s bill (HB533) to ban polystyrene (what most of us call Styrofoam) cups and take-out containers in Virginia. 

News Release | Environment America

The U.S. House approved a bipartisan measure today to protect America’s water and air from toxic “forever chemicals” best known by the acronym PFAS. The PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535) passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 247–159. Environment America has long advocated for stronger protections on PFAS as part of its No Toxics On Tap campaign.

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Environment Virginia 2020 Program Agenda

News Release | Environment America

The U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan measure today compelling the Pentagon to stop using PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2024. Both chambers of Congress have now approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the President is expected to sign into law before the end of the year. Negotiators notably omitted provisions to address PFAS pollution under Superfund and the Clean Water Act, both of which passed unanimously in the House bill.

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We’ve lost a colleague and friend.

Ed Johnson, president of Environment America, our national network of state environmental groups, and director of our network's outreach and citizen engagement programs, has passed away. A remembrance of Ed’s life and work.