2018 Virginia Newsletters
Late-January 2018 - Our legislative agenda - bills we support in the Virginia General Assembly; water, drinking water, the Potomac River and climate change; acting aggressively on climate locally; AMA doctors should speak on climate change; clinician lobby days on climate; survey on Chesapeake PSR's work in Virginia so far.
Mid-January 2018 - Governor-elect Ralph Northam will support legislation allowing Virginia to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a nine-state program reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants since 2009.
January 2018 Newsletter - Our letter welcoming Governor-elect Northam; our solar energy petition and supporting Virginia solar rights; more studies on negative health outcomes of using fossil fuels; suing the EPA over scientific integrity; Virginia clinician climate action lobby days in Richmond.
2017 Virginia Newsletters
Late December 2017 - End-of-year wrap-up - Chesapeake PSR's accomplishments after operating in Virginia for ten months: Our advocacy on Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline, petition to remove Virginia's anti-solar policies, health professional and health advocate sign-on letter to support better carbon policy in Virginia, letter to Virginia Senator Wagner supporting draft regulating limiting CO2 emissions; our publications on climate change and health in Virginia, health benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the health effects of fracking, climate change and your health brochure; workshops in Norfolk on sea level rise in Hampton Roads, in Roanoke on health implications of southwest Virginia energy choices, in Richmond on climate and public health in central Virginia and in Vienna on steps at home to reduce your carbon footprint; who we are and looking ahead to the 2018 legislative session.
Mid-December 2017 update - Virginia pipeline fights continue after water board decision on Atlantic Coast Pipeline; we are hiring a climate and health director; building a Virginia strategic plan; help us build our Virginia work.
December 2017 Newsletter - Building a Virginia strategic plan and legislative agenda; Climate, Health and Sea Level Rise in Hampton Roads event; welcome to new board members, Laalitha Surapaneni, MD, MPH, and Yousef Zarbalian, MD.
Early December 2017 - Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam commends Chesapeake PSR for "creating future conservationists"; summary of successful Norfolk energy and climate event; AMA urges health professionals to discuss climate and health.
Early November 2017 - November 14, Climate and Public Health in Central Virginia (Richmond); and November 16, Your Home, Your Yard - Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Carbon Footprint (Vienna)
October 2017 Newsletter - Upcoming events in Virginia: October 26, Health Implications of Energy Choices in Virginia (Roanoke); November 14, Climate and Public Health in Central Virginia (Richmond); and November 16, Your Home, Your Yard - Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Carbon Footprint (Vienna); sign our petition on removing Virginia's anti-competitive solar policies.
Mid-October - Help us organize and mobilize to support a transition to a clean energy economy in Virginia.
September 2017 - Welcoming Virginia to Chesapeake PSR, our new Virginia webpage, sign a petition to stop Virginia's anti-competitive solar regulations, Virginia activists fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline, special request for donations to build Virginia efforts on climate and energy.