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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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News Release | Environment Virginia

Five-year Anniversary of BP Disaster shows Drilling too Risky for Viginia

Earlier this year the Obama administration proposed opening up a huge swath of the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling. On the five-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Environment Virginia called on the president to protect Virginia's coastal marine-life, communities and economy.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Virginia wetlands are ‘shelter from the storm’

Sufficient wetlands remain in Virginia to hold enough rain to cover the city of Hampton in more than thirty feet water, according to a new report by Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Report: Dangerous Inheritance we're passing to Virginia's youth

Young adults in Virginia are experiencing hotter temperatures and more intense storms than their predecessors did in the 1970’s, according to a new report by Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Dangerous Inheritance

As a result of global warming, young Virginians today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced. It is warmer than it used to be. Storms pack more of a punch. Rising seas increasingly flood low-lying land. People are noticing changes in their own backyards, no matter where they live.

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