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Statewide environmental news roundup – February 2022

Once again, Virginia pipelines made headlines.

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Community Perspective: Not The Russian Bear

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Community Perspective: Driving on Coney Island Avenue

A community perspectives piece by Anna Rose Geary I was 24 years old and still didn’t know how to drive.  I told myself I didn’t want to learn to drive because I knew that I would kill myself. Besides, my father’s car had been stolen five times from his parking spot across the street near the …

Community Perspective: Scapegoating Mental Health

A community perspectives piece by Keita Franklin, LCSW, PhD Last week I received a call that no parent ever wants to get. My son shared that his college in Bridgewater, VA was reporting an active shooter and that the students were told to “shelter in place” – the message noted – “this is not a …

Statewide environmental news roundup – January 2022

The Mountain Valley Pipeline continues to make news…

Community Perspective: Electric Vehicles Should Not Be Delayed in Virginia

A community perspectives piece by Alleyn Harned In this General Assembly, Delegate Tony Wilt has introduced new legislation which seeks to increase consumers’ transportation costs and to maintain our dependence on foreign oil, both of which are unacceptable in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia that produces no oil and can benefit so greatly …

Community Perspective: City should focus on making Harrisonburg more user friendly

A community perspectives piece submitted by Bob Pippin

Community Perspective: An open letter to Virginia Senator Mark Obenshain

A community perspectives piece by Charlotte Shristi Dear Senator Obenshain, As a constituent and resident of Rockingham County, I strongly urge you to oppose Andrew Wheeler’s confirmation as Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources.  At a time when Virginians are facing the imminent effects of a climate crisis, Wheeler is clearly the wrong choice! I live in …

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