Environment Virginia Latest Blog Posts

An energy future that doesn’t threaten America’s coastlines and marine life; now that is “better.”

U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act with Arctic protections intact

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Elly Boehmer
State Director

Thanksgiving is a time to gather and give thanks for family, friends, and of course, food. Little do we know that as we work to prepare these delicious meals, bees are working even harder to pollinate the essential ingredients for these cherished recipes.

Twenty-three species were declared extinct in the United States in September, underscoring the urgency with which we must act to stave off further losses. A new report from our research partners, “Reconnecting Nature: How wildlife corridors can help save species,” outlines seven different examples of species-saving wildlife corridors. 

Congress just passed one of the largest infrastructure investments in U.S. history on November 5, 2021. 

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John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

The bipartisan infrastructure bill provides unprecedented funding to replace toxic lead pipes that are contaminating our drinking water.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This will be the first-ever U.S. investment in electric vehicle charging stations.

How this federal legislation fights climate change by championing electric vehicles.

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Morgan Folger
Director, Destination: Zero Carbon

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act just passed by Congress provides $2.5 billion in funding specifically for zero-emission electric school buses.

Congress is providing more funding for infrastructure to help keep our waters clean.