Sunday, January 18, 2015

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Virginia Chapter - Sierra Club

Dear Robert, 

mothercoalplant.jpgJoin me at the Capitol in Richmond on January 26. This year is more important than ever with the General Assembly taking up anti-climate legislation crafted by the Koch Brothers and ALEC to sabotage the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's effort to limit carbon pollution from dirty fossil fuel power plants. In short, we need you there!  

Sign up here to join climate activists from across the state at Conservation Lobby Day on Monday, January 26. Help us pass priority legislation to cap carbon pollution and fund coastal flooding solutions in Virginia!

WHAT: Conservation Lobby Day at the Virginia General Assembly, including meetings with our legislators, a legislative briefing, lunch, and a panel discussion about Tidewater communities on the front lines of climate change.

WHEN: Monday, January 26, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

WHERE: CenterStage, Rhythm Hall, 600 East Grace Street, #400, Richmond, VA.

WHO: Activists from across the state, Sierra Club, Virginia Conservation Network partners, and more!

ADDITIONAL INFO: Cost is $25. Food will be provided.

Sign up here to join the statewide Lobby Day on January 26 -- and raise your voice in Richmond for climate solutions.

In recent days, we’ve gained key momentum behind the Virginia Coastal Protection Act. We have bipartisan bill sponsors -- Republican Delegate Ron Villanueva of Virginia Beach and Democratic Senator Donald McEachin of Richmond. Read more about the Virginia Coastal Protection Act in the op-eds published this week in the Virginian-Pilot and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

This win-win legislation will: 1) Generate the first-ever state funds to invest in adaptation solutions for coastal communities on the front lines of rising seas. 2) Cap and reduce the carbon pollution harming our air, water and health statewide. How? By joining Virginia into a proven regional system, called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Through the auction of pollution permits, Virginia could generate upwards of $200 million per year -- to invest in coastal flooding protection measures as well as clean energy and job growth statewide.

If we’re going to pass game-changing legislation like the Virginia Coastal Protection Act, as well as 2015 legislation to move Virginia forward on solar, we’ll need your voice and your presence in Richmond.

Sign up here to join climate activists from across the state at the Virginia Conservation Lobby Day on Monday, January 26th, and make your voice count. I hope to see you there.

Thank you, 

Glen Besa


Glen Besa
Director, Virginia Chapter  

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