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Five Top Tips for Energy Spring-Cleaning

With spring-cleaning around the corner, Environment Virginia, Congressman Jim Moran, and the BlueGreen Alliance came together today to outline top tips for home and business owners to clean up their energy use and protect our environment.

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When it Rains, it Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Extreme downpours are now happening 30 percent more often nationwide than in 1948. In other words, large rain or snowstorms that happened once every 12 months, on average, in the middle of the 20th century now happen every 9 months.

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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. But Shenandoah and other treasured places across the country are at risk of resource exploitation and development if attacks on our public lands are signed into law.

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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.