Blog

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Mary Katherine Moore
Creative Associate

A bipartisan bill in Virginia could have ripple effects on the health of our wildlife and wild places for generations to come. 

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Elly Boehmer
State Director

Our priority legislation to reduce plastic pollution and bring clean cars to Virginia is moving quickly through the General Assembly. No matter the outcome, we know our work doesn’t stop here. 

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Mary Katherine Moore
Creative Associate

Even though we’ve lost between 80 and 99 percent of the monarchs in our skies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently refused to give them endangered species protections. It’s past time to protect the dwindling species.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has been protected for 21 of the last 25 years, it’s time to restore full protection.

Our General Assembly is moving forward on the statewide ban on polystyrene foam, HB 1902, and the ban on the intentional release of balloons, HB 2159. As the bills move forward, we’re going to continue our grassroots effort to support the bill during Week 4 of the General Assembly Action Series! 

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Ian Corbet
Conservation America Campaign, Associate

Our “amber waves of grain” could provide a solution for saving the world’s forests.

President Biden’s first day actions signal a welcome change in direction for wild forest policy.

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Elly Boehmer
State Director

During this week's action, we will talk about writing to your legislator. Handwritten letters can be effective because they are personal, and are read often by legislators.

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Elly Boehmer
State Director

Environment Virginia plans to start this year off right by gathering our supporters to join our General Assembly Action Series.

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Elly Boehmer
State Director

The 2021 Virginia General Assembly will have an opportunity to ban single use foam cups and take out containers. Delegate Carr from Richmond has introduced HB 1902 which would eliminate these products and put wildlife over waste.