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SELC Challenges New Rushed Permits For Atlantic Coast Pipeline

September 19, 2018

The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and Virginia Wilderness Committee, filed legal challenges today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to new permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline issued last week by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Northern Virginia Conservation Trust Celebrates The Winery

September 17, 2018

On Sept. 9, the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust had a conservation celebration at The Winery at Bull Run. The event was to honor Jon Hickox, owner of the winery, for his vision and leadership to conserve the historic property adjacent to The Winery at Bull Run and to thank supporters of NVCT for their continued commitment. 90 acres in total is officially protected in perpetuity thanks to Jon’s commitment to conservation in Northern Virginia.

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RiverRenew Community Listening Sessions To Gather Input On Locations of Proposed Tunnels

September 14, 2018

From Sept. 17 through Sept. 25, Alexandria Renew Enterprises will host a series of four community listening sessions to solicit feedback on locations for the proposed tunnels to remediate Alexandria’s combined sewer outfalls.

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EPA Proposes Amendments To 2016 New Source Performance Standards

September 11, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed targeted revisions to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry, including amendments to the fugitive emissions monitoring requirements in the rule. The Safe Climate Caucus responded to EPA’s proposed rollback of the methane rule.

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Governor Sends Delegation To Reaffirm Virginia’s Commitment To Reducing Carbon Pollution And Adapting To Climate Change

September 10, 2018

This week, Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew J. Strickler will lead a delegation representing the Commonwealth of Virginia at the Global Climate Action Summit to reaffirm Governor Northam’s commitment to combating climate change and sea level rise.

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Updated Advisory: Harmful Algae Bloom Occurring On Pamunkey And North Anna Branches – Lake Anna In Orange, Louisa And Spotsylvania Counties

September 10, 2018

Locations within Lake Anna in Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania counties are experiencing a harmful algae bloom. Some harmful algae, called cyanobacteria, can cause skin rash and gastrointestinal illnesses, such as upset stomach, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

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California Bans Cosmetics Tested On Animals By 2020

September 7, 2018

California has become the first state to ban cosmetics tested on animals. Rescue + Freedom Project, the Los Angeles based non-profit fights for animal rights and educates the public on animal testing.

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REPORT: Energy Efficiency Employs 2.25 Million Americans

September 6, 2018

Energy efficiency added more new jobs than any other industry in the entire U.S. energy sector in 2017, and now employs nearly 2.25 million Americans, according to a new jobs analysis from E4TheFuture and the national, nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs. Virginia ranked tenth in the nation for energy-efficiency employment.

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Governor Secures Long-Term Partnership For Protection Of Virginia’s Coastal Resources

September 4, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced the Commonwealth of Virginia sought and received authorization from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to continue the Commonwealth’s partnership with the agency through the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program in perpetuity.

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Fall 2018 Kayak Cleanups At Four Mile Run

September 4, 2018

The Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation will continue to deploy its fleet of kayaks to collect litter along the streambank of Four Mile Run this fall, following the successful efforts over the summer of 2018. There are six dates for cleanups scheduled in September and October.

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