Dominion Power, Virginia’s largest electricity-provider, is dragging its feet on clean energy, while seeking to build massive new fossil fuel-burning power plants that will only worsen climate change impacts. Virginia families have to live with the consequences of Dominion's dirty power generation: climate change and toxic air pollution. We need a change in course.
In Virginia and across the globe, people are feeling the effects of climate change. Whether it's severe storms, more frequent flooding or record-breaking temperatures, climate change is no longer a distant threat. Yet the media and general public aren't often making the connection between fossil fuels, climate change and its consequences.
Have you read an article on the issue of oil drilling off Virginia's coast? Submit a response Letter to the Editor urging development of our offshore wind resources instead.
Offshore oil drilling would threaten Virginia's coastal communities and fishing and tourism industries with devastating spills, while enabling more of the fossil fuel pollution causing climate change and rising sea levels. That is why Virginia has a ban on offshore oil drilling, and that is why we need to defend it.