Virginia groups applaud President Obama for efforts to curb climate impacts

earth-newVirginia groups, supporting federal standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants, issued the following statement following the President’s State of the Union address, offering strong support for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.  They say it reflects the strong desire of Virginians and other Americans for leadership to address climate change and its impact on Virginia’s public health.

“President Obama has taken bold and unprecedented leadership on climate change. He renewed his commitment to protecting our health and our environment in his State of the Union address reiterating his intention to move forward with the Clean Power Plan, the signature piece of his climate change plan that sets the first ever federal limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Implementation of the Clean Power Plan will be essential to fighting climate change impacts in Virginia, safeguarding our public health and protecting our wildlife and natural resources. President Obama’s leadership here at home on climate change gives him the platform needed to secure strong commitments to reduce carbon pollution from countries like China. With 2014 on record as the hottest year ever measured, Virginians look forward to continuing to work with him and Virginia leaders to implement this important policy, to fight the big polluters’ agenda to roll back progress, and to move us away from fossil fuels to a clean energy future.”

The following Virginia groups have signed onto this statement:

 

Environment Virginia

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia Chapter

Sierra Club, Virginia Chapter

Virginia Conservation Network

         
 

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.


augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news


Comments