News Releases

News Release | Environment Virginia

Over 60 attend Alexandria Town Hall Meeting on Climate

On March 13, over sixty activists and concerned citizens attended a Climate Legacy Town Hall meeting in Old Town Alexandria sponsored by Environment Virginia and the Sierra Club.

News Release | Environment Virginia

New Draft Report: Global Warming Affecting Virginia in Big Ways

The new draft National Climate Assessment report was released on Friday, January 11. The draft report incorporates input from more than 240 experts from around the country, and from federal agencies including the Department of Energy and NASA and details what many Virginians already know: global warming is very real and threatens the commonwealth.

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.

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.

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.