As a result of global warming, young Virginians today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced. It is warmer than it used to be. Storms pack more of a punch. Rising seas increasingly flood low-lying land. People are noticing changes in their own backyards, no matter where they live.
Virginia's coasts are home to stunning wildlife, incredible beaches and the Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately offshore drilling is putting our natural heritage and marine life at risk. Read Environment Virginia's new fact sheet on how the Obama administration's proposed drilling off the Atlantic Coast threatens Virginia's marine life.
American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.
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