News Release | Environment Virginia

EPA heads in the wrong direction on clean car standards

This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to announce a move to significantly weaken America’s clean car standards. Elly Boehmer, Environment Virginia Campaign Organizer, issued the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Industrial polluters dumping into rivers and lakes as Trump administration rolls back clean water protections

Industrial facilities dumped excessive pollution into U. S. waterways at least 8,148 times over a recent 21-month period, according to Troubled Waters, a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group.

News Release | Environment America

Eastern Coastal Mayors and Elected Leaders Oppose Offshore Drilling, Urge Greater Protection of Our Oceans

Today, dozens of local elected leaders from up and down the East Coast sent the Trump administration and Congress a letter urging them to protect the Atlantic Ocean  and our coasts from threats including offshore drilling. The Trump Administration recently proposed both opening U.S. coastal waters to drilling and rolling back rules that prevent oil spills.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Could Gain Billions For Clean Energy By Joining Bipartisan Regional Climate Program

Today, Environment Virginia showcased its new report outlining the benefits that Virginia could reap by joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s most effective regional climate and clean energy program. The report, Cooler Together: The Benefits of Cooperative Action Against Global Warming in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Beyond, concludes that Virginia could gain as much as $2.8 billion in revenue if it formally joins the region’s cooperative climate action program -- and more than $2 billion of that revenue could be used to help Virginia homeowners and businesses finance clean energy and energy efficiency projects by 2030.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginians featured in project highlighting “Voices for 100% Renewable Energy”

Today, Environment Virginia announced two Virginia residents as leading voices for clean energy.

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