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.

Result

We’re holding the line against toxic mining.

For the past 30 years, Virginia’s ban on uranium mining has kept our land and water safe from toxic pollution. This year, in partnership with thousands of members, we successfully urged the General Assembly to say “no” to Gov. Bob McDonnell as he pushed to lift the ban. With the governor continuing his campaign to allow toxic mining, we’ll need your support to hold the line for our air, water and landscapes.

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