Virginia is on the front lines of climate change impacts that are here now. Residents of coastal neighborhoods in Norfolk deal with water lapping at their front doors from rising seas. More severe and intense storms are damaging property across the commonwealth.
CCAN and its supporters have achieved significant steps forward to promote clean energy and shut down some of the state’s dirtiest coal-fired power plants in recent years. But Virginia’s vast potential for clean energy and energy efficiency solutions still remains largely untapped because fossil fuel interests — led by Dominion Virginia Power — continue to stand in the way of progress.
Learn how you can help set a new direction for Virginia’s energy future — one powered by clean energy, not Dominion’s planet-heating fossil fuels.
The climate crisis is here, and it’s hurting every community in Virginia. Flooding from sea level rise has become one of the most challenging public policy issues ever to face coastal Virginia. Intense storms are devastating agriculture across the state. Dangerous heat waves are causing asthma hospitalizations, heart attacks, and more. It’s time to take serious steps to address global warming. From the mountains to the coast, there is a movement to shift away from fossil fuels and towards a future powered by 100% clean, renewable energy. Learn more >>
If the fossil fuel industry gets its way, there will be at least four major new fracked gas pipeline projects criss-crossing the Blue Ridge and Appalachian regions of Virginia and West Virginia – endangering our forests and farmlands, the communities living along their routes, and taking us backward in our fight to stop climate change. CCAN is committed to working alongside those living on the front lines of these projects — the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Appalachian Connector and the WB Xpress Project — to stop the spread of natural gas pipelines throughout our state and our region. Learn more >>
We’re at a crossroads here in Virginia, and it’s time to choose a path that will lead us to 100% clean energy. The plan for a Green New Deal Virginia, to create thousands of good jobs addressing climate change & restoring Virginia’s environment, will recognize that a statewide, industrial, economic mobilization of this scope and scale is a historic opportunity to eliminate poverty in the Commonwealth and to make prosperity, wealth and economic security available to everyone participating in this transformation. Learn more>>
The Hampton Roads region is one of the most vulnerable areas in America to the impacts of climate change, and residents are already seeing the consequences. Sea-levels are rising fast, forcing the raising of homes, roadways and naval infrastructure to fight chronic flooding. Ocean temperatures are warming, driving bigger and more intense storms and longer hurricane seasons. And ocean waters are becoming more acidic, harming the region’s seafood industry. We must act now to protect coastal Virginia from the catastrophic impacts of climate change. Learn more>>
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. We want wind mills, not oil spills! Learn more>>