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Rep. Donald McEachin Leads Letter Opposing Offshore Drilling in Virginia Waters 

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Thank you Rep. Donald McEachin! McEachin Leads Letter Opposing Offshore Drilling in Virginia Waters  Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin led a letter signed by...

Reps. McEachin, Luria, and Jones Introduced Bipartisan Offshore Drilling Bill

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From Rep. McEachin's office: Reps. McEachin, Luria, and Jones Introduced Bipartisan Offshore Drilling Bill The Defend our Coast Act would protect Virginia’s coastal communities by prohibiting...

I Don’t Even Know What to Say About Jim Webb Anymore…

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At this point, I guess I'm more sad and disappointed about Jim Webb than anything else. I mean, this was a guy who inspired...

Video: Rep. Donald McEachin Questions BOEM at Virginia Public Meeting on...

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Great work by Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA04) as usual - do NOT allow oil drilling off Virginia's coast under any circumstances. McEachin Questioned BOEM at...

Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Requests Virginia Exemption from Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling...

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Smart move by Gov-elect Ralph Northam. Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Requests Virginia Exemption from Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan RICHMOND — In a letter to U.S. Secretary of...

Thursday News: “We’re at a Crossroads in Our Democracy”; McAuliffe Went...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, January 11. Zinke Says Florida Got Offshore Drilling Exemption...

VA Sierra Club: “Trump’s reckless plan for a drilling ‘do over’...

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From the Virginia Sierra Club: Trump Administration Releases Plan to Recklessly Expand Drilling off Atlantic Coast Today, Donald Trump’s Department of the Interior (DOI) released a...

Great News if You Care About Protecting Virginia’s Coast, Stopping Runaway...

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The following statements from Rep. Gerry Connolly and Lt. Governor Ralph Northam both praise Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's announcement this morning that the Atlantic...

Video: Hillary Clinton Says She Will Oppose Offshore Oil Drilling Off...

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I'm glad to hear this, as an oil spill in the Arctic would be a catastrophe, and an oil spill off Virginia's coast could...

Tell the Feds: No Atlantic Offshore Drilling

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NoAtlanticDrillingStickerThe federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has proposed a draft plan for Atlantic offshore drilling that includes drilling off the Virginia coast.  Next week they are holding two Open House meetings in/near Virginia to which the public is encouraged to attend, learn more and ask questions.

DC Meeting:
Mon., Feb. 9, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites Washington DC - Convention Center, 900 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Norfolk VA Meeting:
Wed., Feb. 11, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, 777 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23505

Click here to RSVP to either meeting.

BOEM has also opened up a public comment period (deadline March 30) on its oil and gas development plan.  Click here to send them a message saying "No" to Atlantic drilling.

QUESTION:

What has changed since the 2010 Gulf oil disaster that would now allow the Atlantic to be opened up for offshore drilling? Answer on the flip...