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City Of Alexandria Announces Progress On Combined Sewer Outfall Remediation

March 20, 2018

The City of Alexandria continues to make progress toward remediating its four combined sewer outfalls, and is on track to comply with a 2017 state law requiring that work on the outfalls be completed by July 1, 2025.

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Fourth-grade Animal-lover And Tree-hugger Wins Earth Day Artwork Contest

March 19, 2018

Alexa Lopez, a fourth-grade student at Lyles-Crouch Elementary School is a life-long vegetarian, litter fanatic, animal-lover and tree-hugger. She also genuinely believes that her actions can help save the planet.

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Governor Northam Announces Additional Powers To Protect Virginia’s Clean Water

March 16, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced additional powers to expand the Commonwealth’s ability to protect clean water. SB698 and SB699 establish processes in state law to allow the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to issue a stop work order on all or part of land-disturbing activities associated with natural gas pipeline construction if DEQ determines those activities have caused, or will imminently cause, a substantial adverse impact to water quality.

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Groups Sue For Information About Heartland Institute’s Involvement In EPA Climate Science Decisions

March 15, 2018

The Southern Environmental Law Center and Environmental Defense Fund are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to release information about the Heartland Institute’s efforts to attack climate science.

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U.S. House Dems Object To Trump Policy On Animal Trophy Imports

March 13, 2018

U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and 53 House Democrats sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today on the Trump administration’s recent announcement that the Fish and Wildlife Service will now consider all permits for importing elephant and lion carcasses into the country on a case-by-case basis. This move will allow more trophy imports into the U.S.

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Herring Submits Official Comments Opposing Offshore Drilling

March 9, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has submitted official public comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management expressing his opposition to the Trump Administration's plan to expand drilling off the coast of Virginia and other states on the Atlantic seaboard.

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Manage And Maintain Your Vegetable Garden

March 7, 2018

Discover simple, earth-friendly and smart gardening practices, like crop rotation and intercropping, to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects and to control common garden pests.  Learn to identify diseases and how to manage them. You’ll also pick up tips on space-saving techniques for small gardens. Vegetable Gardening Part 3 (Note that class is offered twice)  Thursday,

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Eco-City Café – Saturday, March 10

March 2, 2018

On Saturday, March 10, the City of Alexandria will host an Eco-City Café as part of its update of the Eco-City Environmental Action Plan 2030. The Café will take place at the Durant Center (1605 Cameron St.) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

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Safe Climate Caucus Members Urge Trump To Halt “Systematic Effort” To Reduce Public Access To Climate Change Resources

February 28, 2018

Today, the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus sent a letter condemning the White House’s systematic effort to reduce and suppress public access to climate change resources through federal channels. The members highlighted many examples and expressed their concerns that these efforts violate the intent of the Federal Records Act. 

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Alexandrians Invited To Nominate Local Environmental Stewards

February 23, 2018

The Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises are seeking nominees for the tenth annual Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award, which recognizes members of the Alexandria community who demonstrate a commitment to protecting the environment and work to sustain local natural resources.

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