December 13, 2017
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The Virginia pipeline fights continue 

In a mixed decision for the residents of Virginia, the Virginia State Water Control Board voted 4-3 yesterday to issue a water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, dependent on the completion and review of several final environmental studies. This approval follows the board’s approval of a water quality certification for the Mountain Valley Pipeline on Thursday. Tina L. Smusz, MD, MSPH, commented on Atlantic Coast Pipeline to the Virginia State Water Control Board on behalf of Chesapeake PSR.

Read Chesapeake PSR's statement on these decisions and Dr. Smusz comments. 

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We're hiring a Climate and Health Director    

We are hiring a Virginia Climate and Health Director to garner support for climate action in Virginia. The director will be responsible for working with our executive director and advisory group and medical, public health, environmental and social justice organizations to bring a science-based health perspective to climate and energy issues. If you know someone who is passionate about making the world a better place, and who understands the value of science in public discourse, then let them know about about this wonderful opportunity.

Read more about the position and how to apply.

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Building a strategic plan



Have your seen our draft five-year climate and energy strategic plan? We would welcome your input and any ideas you may have for our work in Virginia. The overall objective of our work is to help Virginia reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent by 2050 in a way that promotes environmental justice and the meaningful involvement of all people in Virginia’s energy choices. This plan will help guide the overall direction of our work and help us focus our resources and volunteer efforts. In late December, we will come out with our legislative and program priorities for 2018.

Read the plan to learn more about climate goals, strategies and tactics. 


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Please donate to help us build our Virginia work

With your help, we have made a powerful start on our Virginia work. Thank you! As we continue to build Chesapeake PSR's Virginia initiatives and health professional outreach, we depend on and are grateful for donations from our members. 

Donate today and help us expand our advocacy in Virginia.




Chesapeake PSR is a strong health voice on issues of environment, social justice and peace in Virginia and Maryland. Our volunteer activists are medical and health professionals and interested individuals. Please volunteer with Chesapeake PSR, donate, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.





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