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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).


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).


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.


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.

New report urges long-term view, greater margin of safety in planning for sea level rise

On the eve of a Federal Emergency Management Agency meeting in Norfolk on flood risk management, a new report by the Sierra Club warns that sea level rise is accelerating and that greater precautions should be taken in planning for growth along the coast.

Save the Earth: It’s the only planet with chocolate?

A witty sign showing up at climate rallies proclaims: “Save the Earth – It’s the only planet with chocolate!”, and for good reason. The severe weather, extreme temperatures and irregular rainfall associated with global warming is more pronounced in the tropical regions where cocoa is cultivated from West Africa to Indonesia to South and Central America.

Sierra Club statement on Dominion Virginia Power solar announcement

In Response to the Dominion Virginia Power announcement regarding its first large-scale solar project in Virginia, Glen Besa, Director of the Sierra Club Virginia chapter issued the following statement.

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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Del. Sam Rasoul releases first bill for 2015 session: Tax break on renewable energy

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has introduced legislation that would see decreased taxes for businesses utilizing renewable energy.

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Del. Sam Rasoul earns 100 percent rating from Sierra Club

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has received a perfect score on the Virginia Sierra Club’s first General Assembly Legislative Scorecard.

Sierra Club publishes 2014 Climate and Energy Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

For the first time, the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club has published a Virginia General Assembly Climate and Energy Scorecard.

Sierra Club responses to George Washington National Forest Plan

The U.S. Forest Service today released a new plan for how the George Washington National Forest will be used and managed in the future.

Over 210,000 Virginians submit comments in support of curbing carbon pollution

Since the EPA first began collecting them, more than 7 million Americans have submitted public comments in support of national standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.

EMU administration, students join forces to aim for sustainability

On any given day at Eastern Mennonite University, you may see a young person riding a bicycle with an attached trailer piled with recyclables.

Citizen rally to call on Virginia leaders for climate action

Virginians are already experiencing the impacts of climate change on the commonwealth and the citizens of Charlottesville are calling on Virginia’s leaders to take swift action.

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Emmett Hanger honored by Sierra Club for work on climate, energy policy

The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club will recognize nine Legislative Leaders who have distinguished themselves in the 2014 General Assembly Session as patrons of environmental bills.

Earth Day Forum: Virginia Acts on Climate

Eastern Mennonite University leaders, Sierra Club, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light sponsor “Virginia Acts on Climate” clean energy showcase

Local groups to hold meetings on area’s future in a challenging economy

Transition Staunton Augusta, a citizens group dedicated to helping the central Shenandoah Valley develop its local economy while protecting its quality of life, announced today that it will be holding a series of three community conversations on the area’s future during a continued economic downturn and energy crunch. The series is co-sponsored by the Sierra […]

Environmental leaders push alternative solution to high gas prices

The leaders of the nation’s largest environmental groups today asked President Obama to create long-term relief for drivers at the pump by delivering the strongest fuel-efficiency and auto pollution standards for new vehicles currently under consideration. The administration will propose new fuel efficiency and auto pollution standards this September, with key decisions being made this […]

Conservation, smart-growth groups oppose McDonnell roads plan

A coalition of conservation and smart-growth groups are saying today that they oppose Gov. Bob McDonnell’s $4 billion transportation plan on financing and spending grounds. “The plan is anything but conservative on two counts. It involves too much borrowing and debt reminiscent of what got our households and nation into trouble over the last decade, […]

Operation Purple: Camp for military kids

Operation Purple is under way at Camp Horizons in Harrisonburg. The camp, created in 2004, is for children ages 6-12 whose parents are serving in any branch of the military. In 2004, there were 12 Operation Purple camps across the United States. The program has grown to the point that this year there are 68 […]

Sierra Club: McDonnell misses ‘big picture’ on drilling

   Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net The Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club today issued its response to Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell’s recent letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar regarding Virginia offshore drilling and lease sale. “In his rush to accelerate Virginia offshore drilling, Mr. McDonnell is not considering the big picture,” said Glen Besa, director […]

Valley: Groups seek ruling against I-81 widening

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A coalition of advocacy groups that filed a federal lawsuit last year to block the proposed $11.4 billion widening of Interstate 81 filed a motion in federal court in Charlottesville last week seeking a positive judgment in the case. “We have asked the court to require that (the Virginia Department […]

Take a hike

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A hiking event sponsored by the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club and Virginia Forest Watch will give you a glimpse of a proposed 185-acre logging site that threatens the heart of the Root Run watershed. The June 28 Tour de Cut will focus on the proposed Forest Service Marshall […]