News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Small Business Owners Call for Climate Action

At an afternoon event at Crossroads Coffee in Richmond, local business owners joined together to release a new letter of 80 Virginia businesses urging lawmakers to support policies that limit carbon pollution and support energy efficiency.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Fracking by the Numbers: New Report Quantifies Damage Done by Gas Drilling

As the U.S. Forest Service prepares to announce whether or not to open up the George Washington National Forest to the dirty drilling practice known as fracking, a new report from Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center calculates the toll of this dirty drilling on our environment across the country. 

News Release | Environment Virginia

No New Dirty Power Plants under EPA standard

On September 20, the Obama administration proposed a major new rule to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that fuels global warming

News Release | Environment Virginia

Obama Administration Should Use Sound Science to Protect Virginia’s Waterways

The Obama administration took a significant step forward in clarifying the science connecting America’s waterways and the drinking water for millions across the country. The administration is expected to move forward with a new rule to clarify protections for all America’s waterways.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Virginia’s Biggest Global Warming Polluters

As the threat of flooding continues to plague Norfolk, a new report from Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center finds that Dominion Virginia Power subsidiaries run the state’s three biggest carbon-polluting power plants, producing as much global warming pollution as over 2 million cars each year.