Earlier this year the Obama administration proposed opening up a huge swath of the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling. On the five-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Environment Virginia called on the president to protect Virginia's coastal marine-life, communities and economy.
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.