Tag: waterways

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Letter: Waterways important in many ways

In response to September 3’s article, “Rivanna River and other waterways key to summer fun,” waterways are important not only for fun but many industries livelihood. Waterways are a huge part of how we enjoy summers in Virginia.


SELC, Sierra Club seek to end decades of Dominion coal ash pollution into the Elizabeth River

The Southern Environmental Law Center, representing the Sierra Club, sent notice to Dominion Virginia Power of their intention to bring suit under the Clean Water Act to clean up leaking coal ash pits at the Chesapeake Energy Center (CEC) on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake, Virginia.


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Belfort Furniture donates 35,000 trees to Virginia schools, other organizations

Dulles-based Belfort Furniture has purchased 35,000 tree seedlings that will be donated for planting projects around the Commonwealth of Virginia in spring 2015.


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Randy Forbes: The story of Virginia’s ports

In a national economic slump, we often look for those indicators of economic muscle that show us America is moving, innovating, and poised to take on the next era of global commerce.


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Bob Goodlatte: Ditch the rule

The EPA under the Obama Administration has carried out an aggressive regulatory agenda. In April, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed rule to expand the scope of the term “waters of the United States,”


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Jim Epstein: Clean water is vital for business in Virginia

Virginia’s future depends on clean water, but it’s currently in danger. From the state’s booming wine industry, to tourism surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, to our expansive agriculture industry, Virginia thrives on high-quality clean water.


Report: Decades of coal ash pollution leaking Into Potomac

Five coal ash ponds at Dominion’s Possum Point power plant have been illegally leaking toxic pollutants for decades into groundwater and two popular waterways near Washington, D.C.


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Robert Hurt votes to protect farmers, small businesses from regulatory overreach

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.


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McAuliffe helps roll out Resource Management Plan program

Gov. Terry McAuliffe helped kick off a campaign to encourage farmers to enroll in Virginia’s new Resource Management Plan program on Aug. 25.


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McAuliffe affirms Virginia’s commitment to river, Chesapeake Bay public access

Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined officials from the National Park Service and the Chesapeake Conservancy, as well as local and state partners, on the banks of the Potomac River at Caledon State Park in King George County to affirm Virginia’s commitment to increasing public access to rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.


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More accountability needed for Chesapeake Bay pollution

A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report card on the Chesapeake Bay was headlined “partners are making progress in Chesapeake Bay cleanup.”


Resource Management Plans will help document on-farm conservation efforts and compliance

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is introducing a new program this summer to help all Virginia farmers implement conservation plans, and to keep better track of conservation practices in use on farms.


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Farm Bureau: EPA’s proposed rule doesn’t hold water

The American Farm Bureau Federation warns that a proposed expansion of the Clean Water Act by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could require farmers to follow federal regulations for those “waterways.”


Jenn Vervier: Clean water is key to business success

Our company depends on clean water for our success. That’s why we’re pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new draft rules for enforcement of the Clean Water Act last month.


Earth Talk: America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum in April 2010 establishing the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to promote and support innovative community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and reconnect Americans to the outdoors.


Earth Talk: Cleaning up local waterways

Indeed, many of our local waterways have seen better days, thanks to decades of pollution. And cleaning them up and preventing further damage can be challenging, since much of the contamination has accumulated over time and results from what is known as “non-point source” pollution, which accounts for as much as 60 percent of the water pollution in the U.S.