News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia’s most populous county passes single use plastic bag fee

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted 9-1 on Wednesday to approve a plastic bag fee for Virginia’s most populous county. Authority for localities to implement a fee on plastic bags was approved by the General Assembly in 2020.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Proposal for largest solar and energy storage expansion in Virginia history shows progress

Dominion Energy proposed 15 solar and storage projects to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) Thursday as a part of its efforts to achieve the goals of the Virginia Clean Economy Act.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Reconnecting Nature: How Wildlife Corridors Can Help Save U.S. Species

As biodiversity continues its decline, a new report highlights key projects that are working to reconnect nature through “wildlife corridors.” The report from Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center offers examples of how human-made barriers can be modified to allow animals to safely traverse through natural corridors between habitats. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: New right whale plan appears to only “delay extinction”

"The plan that was released today falls short. By our reading, the net effect will be to delay the extinction of this beautiful, massive creature. What we need is a plan to save it." 

News Release

Senate votes to revitalize American infrastructure

The infrastructure we build impacts our health and the environment for decades into the future. We applaud the Senate for recognizing that all Americans want clean air to breathe, clean, lead-free water to drink, and more options to get around.