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Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Director Kate Addleson on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management denial of permits for seismic testing off the Atlantic Coast.
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 Governor Terry McAuliffe’s updated Virginia Energy Plan.
The Sierra Club is giving voice to concerns about the increase in climate-changing pollution in Dominion Virginia Power’s Integrated Resource Plan.
Kate Addleson, director of the Sierra Club, Virginia chapter, comments on Dominion’s Chesterfield Power Station coal ash dewatering permit.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will not conduct a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on regional pipeline projects, including the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club released a report today entitled The Top 25 Virginia Localities with the Highest Toxic Air Emissions.
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.
A new study demonstrates severe problems posed by building a pipeline in Karst terrain in the Appalachian Mountains.
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.”
The Sierra Club is raising issue with the role of Dominion Resources LLC and Duke Energy as partners in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).
Dozens of activists literally “blew the whistle” on Dominion’s greenwashing of its dirty power and dirty politics.
The Sierra Club Virginia chapter and the Center for Media and Democracy released American Legislative Exchange Council Exposed.
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).
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.
The Sierra Club released polling Friday showing significant support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan among registered voters in Virginia.
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.
The Virginia Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Angela Lynn for Delegate in the 25th District on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has introduced legislation that would see decreased taxes for businesses utilizing renewable energy.
Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has received a perfect score on the Virginia Sierra Club’s first General Assembly Legislative Scorecard.
For the first time, the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club has published a Virginia General Assembly Climate and Energy Scorecard.
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.
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.
On any given day at Eastern Mennonite University, you may see a young person riding a bicycle with an attached trailer piled with recyclables.
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.
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.
Eastern Mennonite University leaders, Sierra Club, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light sponsor “Virginia Acts on Climate” clean energy showcase
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Staff Report News Tips: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
Story by Chris Graham email@example.com 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 […]
Item by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]