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.
From spills soaking sea birds in oil, to seismic exploration putting whales and dolphins at risk, each stage of offshore drilling threatens precious Atlantic marine life, says an analysis from Environment Virginia. The new document detailing the threats drilling poses to sea animals comes as federal officials hold informational meetings and take comments from the public about their proposal to allow oil and gas rigs off Virginia's coast and the rest of the southern Atlantic.
To date over 210,000 public comment from Virginians have been submitted to the EPA in support of limits on carbon pollution from power plants. A broad coalition of health, faith, business and environmental organizations gathered to demonstrate support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan and will delivery comments to the states leaders.