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9 out of 10 Virginians Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters

Richmond, Virginia—After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Virginia report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future. The report found that, already, 9 out of 10 Virginians live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006.

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Environment Virginia Comments on the State of the Union

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address to Congress. Environment Virginia comments on his remarks. 

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President Obama Expected to Stand Up to Big Oil on Keystone XL Pipeline

Richmond, VA – According to media reports, President Obama and the State Department today will reject an effort to force administration approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Deserves the Same Protections as the Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced new protections against toxic uranium mining around the Grand Canyon Environment Virginia applauded the decision and called for the same protections against toxic mining in Virginia.

News Release | Environment Virginia

President Obama & EPA Protect Public Health, Announce Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants

Richmond, VA – Today, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. A record 907,000 Americans submitted comments on the standard, which is expected to cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent.

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