Virginia News

The Virginia Council on Environmental Justice

March 9, 2022

Underserved and underrepresented communities in the Commonwealth face higher levels of pollution.


Rail & Transit in Virginia

February 23, 2022

Car-dependent sprawl development is inefficient and more costly to taxpayers, and has led to longer commutes that negatively impact our health and historic, cultural, and natural resources.

Coal Ash at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant / photo: (CC BY 2.0)

Coal Ash Ponds

February 17, 2022

Coal ash is the waste product generated when coal is burned for energy.

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Toxic Chemicals in Waterways

February 17, 2022

PFAS chemicals are a class of chemicals used to make products grease proof, water-proof, stick-proof, and stain-resistant. 

Street drain, stormwater runoff. Photo credit: Abramov Timur / Shutterstock

Reducing Stormwater

February 16, 2022

Stormwater is the polluted runoff gathered from rain, severe thunderstorms, and even snow from roads, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces, where runoff collects pollutants and carries them downstream, ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay.

Thank you clean water voters in virginia!

Clean Water Accomplishments in Virginia

December 10, 2020

On Tuesday, November 3rd, a record number of Virginia voters led the way and elected pro-environmental candidates to the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives, and voted against the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda.