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New report shows Virginia lags behind in renewable energy development, despite nationwide growth

Virginia ranks 45th in the nation for wind and solar generation as percentage of electricity consumption and 29th in energy efficiency improvements since 2010, lagging behind the nation in a new report released today by Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center.

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Our decades-long campaign to defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is not over | Steve Blackledge

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We've been working for decades to protect this 19 million acre wilderness, and we're not giving up now.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Are Virginia beaches safe for swimming?

With summer in full swing, water pollution can close Virginia beaches or put swimmers' health at risk. Last year, bacteria levels at 29 Virginia beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming there on least one day, according to the new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center. The report comes as Congress is set to vote tomorrow on a major spending bill that includes an additional $11 billion for water infrastructure.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Statement: Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s demise is a huge victory

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced on Sunday that they are pulling the plug on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. After numerous legal setbacks and delays, the companies will abandon the heavily opposed 600-mile pipeline, which would have been built through some of Virginia's most iconic landscapes, including our farmland, mountains and forests.

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News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

New report provides roadmap for Virginia to achieve carbon-free transportation

The transportation sector is the largest source of global warming pollution in Virginia. But a new report from Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describes how Virginia can build a zero-carbon transportation future - all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.

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