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Sierra Club on BOEM denial of permits for seismic testing off Atlantic Coast

Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Director Kate Addleson on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management denial of permits for seismic testing off the Atlantic Coast.


Sierra Club comment on first offshore wind farm coming online

Statement of Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Director Kate Addleson on the first live offshore wind farm in the United States coming online.


Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Director Kate Addleson on McAuliffe energy plan

Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Director Kate Addleson on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s updated Virginia Energy Plan.


Virginians speak out against Dominion’s plan to increase carbon emissions

The Sierra Club is giving voice to concerns about the increase in climate-changing pollution in Dominion Virginia Power’s Integrated Resource Plan.


Sierra Club comments on Dominion Chesterfield Power Station coal ash dewatering permit

Kate Addleson, director of the Sierra Club, Virginia chapter, comments on Dominion’s Chesterfield Power Station coal ash dewatering permit.


FERC punts on pipeline project environmental impact statements

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will not conduct a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on regional pipeline projects, including the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


Sierra Club report spotlights worst toxic polluters, ZIP Codes in Virginia

The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club released a report today entitled The Top 25 Virginia Localities with the Highest Toxic Air Emissions.


Sierra Club report spotlights worst toxic polluters in Virginia

The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club will release a report on Thursday entitled The Top 25 Virginia Localities with the Highest Toxic Air Emissions.


Karst geology poses severe challenges for Mountain Valley Pipeline

A new study demonstrates severe problems posed by building a pipeline in Karst terrain in the Appalachian Mountains.


Sierra Club “Coal-Aid” stand attracts attention at DEQ hearing

Activists with the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club set up the mock lemonade stand and served glasses of “Tom and Bob’s Coal-Aid.”


Sierra Club letter details potential Atlantic Coast Pipeline antitrust violations

The Sierra Club is raising issue with the role of Dominion Resources LLC and Duke Energy as partners in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).


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Richmond activists blow the whistle on Dominion greenwashing at Riverrock

Dozens of activists literally “blew the whistle” on Dominion’s greenwashing of its dirty power and dirty politics.


Report reveals influence of ALEC on Virginia climate policy

The Sierra Club Virginia chapter and the Center for Media and Democracy released American Legislative Exchange Council Exposed.


EPA data highlights Virginia polluters

Toxic chemical emissions from Virginia’s largest polluters are on the rise, according to the latest data out from the EPA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).


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Report: Pipeline climate impacts could double that of smokestacks

A new report by the Sierra Club finds that pollution from two proposed pipelines would almost double the total emissions from existing power plants in Virginia.


How are borderlands causing widespread environmental damage while splintering families and communities across the U.S. Southwest?

The Sierra Club Borderlands campaign has spoken up against the substantial border wall construction, arguing that it has had dire consequences.


Poll: Virginia backs Clean Power Plan on eve of big Senate vote

The Sierra Club released polling Friday showing significant support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan among registered voters in Virginia.


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Court rejects Dominion motion to dismiss coal ash lawsuit

Last Friday the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied Dominion Virginia Power’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of Sierra Club, over the illegal contamination of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River with harmful coal ash waste from the Chesapeake Energy Center.


Sierra Club endorses Angela Lynn in 25th District House race

The Virginia Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Angela Lynn for Delegate in the 25th District on Friday.


Documentary on Atlantic Coast Pipeline to premiere on Tuesday

Wild Virginia, the Sierra Club and JMU are teaming up to bring you a special screening of the new film Won’t Pipe Down by four students at James Madison University about the fight against the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


Sierra Club names State Sen. Wagner #1 climate obstructionist

Demonstrators with the Sierra Club picketed outside an event for Senator Frank Wagner on Thursday at Town Center in Virginia Beach to protest the Senator’s opposition to EPA rules to regulate carbon pollution from coal and gas fired electricity power plants.