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News Release | Environment Virginia

New Pollution Standards Will Save Lives

Environment Virginia applauds the Obama administration for strengthening air quality standards for particulate matter or "soot" pollution.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Could be First in the Nation for Offshore Wind

Response to Obama administration announcement of competitive lease sales for wind energy development in areas off the coasts of Virginia, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

When it Rains, it Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Extreme downpours are now happening 30 percent more often nationwide than in 1948. In other words, large rain or snowstorms that happened once every 12 months, on average, in the middle of the 20th century now happen every 9 months.

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Report | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas

Our oil dependence risks our environment to disasters like oil spills, endangers our climate with the nearly 2 billion metric tons of global warming pollution each year, and threatens our families’ health. With prices in some areas hitting $4 per gallon once again, our oil consumption is also putting an incredible burden on Virginia families’ finances.  It’s time for us to break our dependence on oil.

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News Release | Environment Virginia

Earth Day Caps Landmark Year of Progress Toward Clean Air

This Earth Day, Environment Virginia applauded a year of new clean air protections from the Obama administration that represented major steps forward for public health and our environment. From new standards to protect children from mercury to proposed cuts in industrial carbon pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had a landmark year in curbing dangerous air pollution. 

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