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Report | Environment Virginia

Trashing our Treasures

National parks, forests, and public lands, like Shenandoah National Park and wildnerness area, are essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems, safeguarding our waterways, cleaning up the air we breathe, protecting wildlife habitat, and providing opportunities for Americans to connect with the outdoors. Recreation and tourism on public lands also contributes to a $646 billion outdoor industry economy that supports 6.1 million jobs.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Charging Forward

For decades, driving a car has meant consuming oil. Today, drivers finally have a choice. Thanks in part to smart policies adopted by states across the country and by the Obama administration, every major automobile manufacturer is offering a new plug-in vehicle powered primarily by electricity.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Electric Vehicles are Ready to Roll in Virginia

With the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce oil dependence in Virginia by 3,993,864 gallons per year, according to a new report released today by Environment Virginia. 

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Local Food Provisions Included in Senate Farm Bill

On June 21, backed by Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Jim Webb, the U.S. Senate adopted its version of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act (S. 3240), better known as the Farm Bill, including several provisions supported by Environment Virginia that will give local, clean farms a boost.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Indoor "Camping Trip" Highlights Impacts of Air Pollution

This Wednesday, June 27th, Environment Virginia staff, partners, and volunteers pitched tents indoors to highlight the need to cut dangerous air pollution before it forces us to stay inside for summer vacation. 

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