Result

We’re clearing Shenandoah’s air.

Whether you’re standing atop Old Rag Mountain or camping at Big Meadows, Shenandoah is an incredible place to visit. But nearby coal plants cloud some of the park’s most striking Blue Ridge views with toxic air pollution. Together with our members, we called for new rules to clear the smog and soot from Shenandoah’s air. In August, the EPA finalized new rules to do just that.

Result

Attacks on public health defeated—for now.

The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution.

Result

Raising our voices for cleaner air

Together with our allies across the country, we’ve delivered more than 800,000 comments to the EPA in support of strong clean air standards. Further, here in Virginia, dozens of activists showed their support for cutting carbon pollution at a forum put on by Environment Virginia and key allies.

Result

100,000 strong for clean water.

After thousands of members of Environment Virginia and our sister organizations urged the EPA to act, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced a plan to restore Clean Water Act protections to all of our rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands, from the James River to the Chesapeake Bay. We’ve since delivered more than 100,000 public comments in support of clean water protections.

Result

EPA action to protect our health defended

The EPA is moving to limit smog, soot and global warming pollution, thanks in large part to the timely action of our advocates, organizers and members. As polluters lobbied to block EPA action, we’ve mobilized the public to tell Congress: Let the EPA do its job and protect our health.

Pages