Environment Virginia Latest Blog Posts

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

After 26 years of citizens footing the bill for polluters’ messes, polluting industries will finally be held accountable for the cost of cleaning up toxic pollution their industries create. 

The new infrastructure bill would fund new habitat for pollinators — and help people and wildlife in the process.

The infrastructure bill passed by Congress allocates real money to stop collisions between cars and wildlife, and that’s a very good thing.

Newly passed legislation spotlights the unsung heroes of renewable energy

More than 250 community leaders joined the movement to protect our oceans by signing up to become “Voices for Our Oceans.”

We’re on the brink of the largest-ever federal investment in clean energy.  

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Morgan Folger
Director, Destination: Zero Carbon

In order to address climate change, the shipping industry must dramatically reduce global warming emissions by electrifying their trucking fleets.

Fewer than 6,000 gray wolves remain in the contiguous United States, but last year the Trump administration stripped the species of its endangered species protections. Now states are free to enact laws that allow the killing of up to 90% of their gray wolf population. 

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Elly Boehmer
State Director

Five localities in Virginia have now passed a 5 cent fee on single use plastic bags which will go into effect Jan 1st. Authority for localities to implement a fee on plastic bags was approved by the General Assembly in 2020.

President Biden delivers a major conservation win, a thrill to all who worked on this