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Clean Power Plan is a winning strategy

Editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch: You raise some very good points in your editorial, “Burning money,” that are related to health benefits of the Clean Power Plan and the fact that the true cost of electricity is not reflected in current pricing. There are other crucial points that need to be considered as well. For example, both (More...)

Join us for the Moral March for Climate Justice

WHEN: Sept. 24 at 10:00 am. (Carpool & Public Transportation, TBD, RSVP: 350Loudoun@gmail.com) WHERE: Washington Mall between 4th & 7th streets DETAILS: On this day the Pope will be calling on Congress to take action to save our planet – and we will be right there to show him, Congress, and the rest of the (More...)

The Questions We Asked At Dominion’s Compressor Station Open House

Last night, March 30th, Dominion Transmission Inc. held an information session, as required by law, to provide an opportunity for residents to ask them questions about the Leidy South gas pipeline expansion project and in particular the 8,000 hp upgrade of their Leesburg compressor station.  350 Loudoun attended the event and provided residents a list (More...)

Letter to the Editor: Leidy South Project Compressor Station Expansion

Dominion’s proposed expansion of the existing Leesburg natural gas compressor station is part of a larger Leidy South Project.  While the Leesburg part may not have significant environmental consequences, the entire Leidy South project does. Tremendous quantities of methane are released at the Leesburg compressor station from routine “blow downs” and at the natural gas (More...)

Loudoun Feels the Affects of Fracking

The hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas bearing shales that has contaminated the land, air and water of so many regions across the country is coming to Virginia.  Western Pennsylvania has been devastated by this extreme form of fossil fuel extraction as documented by Vera Scroggins and the Gasland films by Josh Fox. Fracking was recently approved for the (More...)

Loudoun Artists Working on the Sustainable Quilt Project

Artists from Loudoun County are pooling their talents to create a collaborative quilt project that will be displayed at environmental and climate change awareness events for years to come.  Each artist is creating a quilt square for the project and over the next few weeks, work will begin to combine all the individual works into (More...)

Groundswell Rising

350 Loudoun joined members of Unity of Fairfax Church,  the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions and the Sierra Club for the awarding winning film, Groundswell Rising, at the Unity of Fairfax Church on Friday night, March 14th. Following the movie, Mr.Craig Stevens provided a first hand account of how Pennsylvania resident’s lives have been negatively impacted by the hydofracking operations occurring in (More...)

Climate Action Training

350 Loudoun members joined the Sierra Club, Oceana, Interfaith Power and Light, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions and other climate activists for a full day of climate action training in Springfield on Saturday, March 7th.  Presentations and discussions included: the latest climate science information, engaging faith communities in the climate movement, development of energy dashboards (More...)