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News Release | Environment Virginia

Threat to wildlife in focus as offshore drilling comments continue

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.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Over 210,000 Virginians Submit Comments In Support of Curbing Carbon Pollution

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.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Report: Offshore Wind Energy Within Reach for Atlantic Coast of Virginia

Virginia could reap tremendous environmental and economic benefits from offshore wind off our coast, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, Catching the Wind.