Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What's wrong with coal? What's wrong with Virginia?

The good news: The United States is a global leader in reducing carbon pollution as we retire dirty coal plants and replace them with clean, renewable energy. Several states, including South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota are getting a significant amount of their electricity from renewable sources.

The bad news: Far from being a leader, Virginia lags behind much of the rest of the country in getting rid of coal and moving to a clean energy future. Dominion Resources continues to stymie efforts to move the commonwealth (Richmond is not only the state capitol, it is also the asthma capitol) to greater use of wind and solar energy. Placing profits above people, the powerful company is aided and abetted by failed leadership in the Executive Mansion and General Assembly.

Get involved: Contact your state legislators and tell them it is time, indeed past time, to move Virginia towards clean and renewable energy. Join the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign