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Take our biking challenge and win a free T-shirt!

Take our biking challenge and win a free T-shirt!

Ready to make bicycling one of your transportation options? Here’s our challenge to you. Make at least one trip by bicycle that you have always made by car. The ride can be to work, to the store, or for some other errand. Then send us an email to tell us what you did and how it went.We will enter […]

Little progress made by Legislature to improve water quality or water access

Little progress made by Legislature to improve water quality or water access

by David Bernard After passing the Senate 40-0 and the relevant House Committee 22-0 a Senate bill (494) that would have authorized $300 million in bonds for sewage treatment plants was continued to 2013 by a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee. This House action further delays needed sewage treatment plant upgrades. A House Joint Resolution (50) asking Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS) to study […]

How to become a Virginia Chapter Sierra Club leader

The executivecommittee (excom) is the governing body of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club. This group of about 25 members meets six times a year to discuss issues and make policy decisions. Nominations to become an at-large delegate to this committee are now being accepted. If you are interested in becoming a delegate and would like to learn more about this position, please […]

Confidential

Confidential

Want to know what Bob McDonnell’s uranium commission is up to?  Want to know who is attending the commission’s meetings? Sorry, that information is confidential. That’s right, Bob McDonnell has decided you shouldn’t be allowed to know what his commission is discussing having declared the proceedings “confidential governor’s working papers.”  That means you and I […]

Uranium mining group to report to General Assembly

Uranium mining group to report to General Assembly

Officials say the task group’s records are considered working papers that are not open to the public. By Michael Sluss 540-981-3373 RICHMOND — A working group that Gov. Bob McDonnell tasked with evaluating a proposed uranium mining site in Pittsylvania County will provide periodic updates to a General Assembly subcommittee — but much of its work […]

House Transportation Bill: Clear-Cutting Environmental Safeguards

House Transportation Bill: Clear-Cutting Environmental Safeguards

We’ve talked about how awful the transportation bill in the House of Representatives is – it’s an all-out attack on public transportation and opens virtually every inch of our nation’s coasts to drilling. House Speaker John Boehner made the process dirtier last week when he split the bill into three sections because he lacked the votes to pass it. […]

DEQ regulators again cite Giles County Celanese plant (From The Roanoke Times)

DEQ regulators again cite Giles County Celanese plant (From The Roanoke Times)

DEQ regulators again cite Giles County Celanese plant The plant failed to collect data at least 22 days in September, leading to a $13,000 fine. By Laurence Hammack 540-981-3239 For the third time in four years, environmental regulators have cited Celanese Acetate for failing to properly monitor emissions from its sprawling Giles County plant. The company […]

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