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Clean water not green water | Russell Bassett

Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents of Toledo discovered — we won’t be able to take it for granted anymore.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Report: Virginia leadership can help an international agreement on climate

Virginia is gearing up to play a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, the state will cut as much global warming pollution as 22 billion tons of coal burned annually.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe Urged to Ramp up Offshore Wind Power

Today we released a letter from 55 conservation organizations, businesses and individuals urging the Governor to take the steps that will enable Virginia to capture the immense wind energy resource off our shores.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Mclean residents gather for ‘Moms and Docs Climate Roundtable

MCLEAN – As summer temperatures rise and flash floods plague the Beltway region, over 40 community members of all ages gathered at the Dolley Madison Community Library for a “Moms and Docs Climate Change Roundtable” event. A group of experts and concerned parents explained the link between climate change and its adverse health effects, and they promoted the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan as a viable solution.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Breaking: Obama administration issues rule to protect 57 percent of Virginia’s streams

Over 28,0000 miles of Virginia's streams, including those feeding the James and Potomac Rivers, will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials.

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