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Virginia Organizing works with coalition partners on a number of different environmental issues. We support the work of organizations fighting for clean air and clean water for the Commonwealth. We support green jobs as a way of bringing employment to the state and bringing us closer to energy independence. We believe in enacting common sense solutions to environmental problems whether it means providing CFL light bulbs to low income communities in central Virginia or opposing harmful mountaintop removal in Southwest.

Governor McAuliffe Statement on Virginia Air Board Approval of Clean Energy Virginia Initiative

Governor McAuliffe Statement on Virginia Air Board Approval of Clean Energy Virginia Initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board voted to approve regulations to limit carbon emissions from Virginia ...

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Bath County school becomes first 100% solar powered school in Virginia

Bath County school becomes first 100% solar powered school in Virginia

Published by WSET. BATH Co., Va. (WSET) — Bath County is now home to the first school in Virginia that's 100 percent solar powered. Valley Elementary in Bath County has solar pane ...

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Sen. Booker Announces Landmark Environmental Justice Bill

Sen. Booker Announces Landmark Environmental Justice Bill

Bill would strengthen protections for communities of color, low-income communities and indigenous communities Culmination of months-long drafting process with input from dozens of ...

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Solar Power and 50,000 New Jobs in Virginia

Solar Power and 50,000 New Jobs in Virginia

Research by the Solar Foundation demonstrates that solar power can create more jobs than all other forms of electricity generation combined. Residential solar will produce the mos ...

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Powerful Experience at Grassroots Gathering 2017

Powerful Experience at Grassroots Gathering 2017

We had a full house at this year's Grassroots Gathering. Leaders and supporters from all parts of Virginia came together to make change for the better in our state. Members of aff ...

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Virginia Organizing Joins Statewide People’s Pipeline Protest in Abingdon

Virginia Organizing Joins Statewide People’s Pipeline Protest in Abingdon

​What: Letter Delivery for People's Pipeline Protest ​When: Thursday, September 14 at 12 p.m. Where: Abingdon Department of Environmental Quality Office, 355 Deadmore St. SE, Abin ...

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Did climate change make recent extreme storms worse?

Did climate change make recent extreme storms worse?

Published by PBS NewsHour. MILES O’BRIEN: And the Associated Press now confirms that the death toll from Harvey has risen to 12. But as we focus on Texas and Louisiana, nature is ...

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Trump’s Executive Order Will Make America Flood Again (and Again and Again)

Trump’s Executive Order Will Make America Flood Again (and Again and Again)

Published by Union of Concerned Scientists. On August 15, Trump signed an executive order, repealing an Obama-era executive order that updated the Federal Flood Risk Management St ...

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Flood of Voices: Fighting Climate Change in Norfolk

Flood of Voices: Fighting Climate Change in Norfolk

At the July 27 Flood of Voices event in Norfolk, South Hampton Roads Chapter leader Peggy Stamoulis shared how sea level rise affects her life and invited others to share their st ...

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Norfolk family says when it rains, it floods to the point they can’t leave the house

Norfolk family says when it rains, it floods to the point they can’t leave the house

  Published by WKTR (video available) NORFOLK, Va. - The Treadways are treading through water almost every time it rains, just to get in and out of their home. Even if it's j ...

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