Event Part of Statewide Rallies Calling for Carbon Reduction
ABINGDON, Va. – Virginians and organizations are joining together in support of the Clean Power Plan during a momentous Day of Action (Saturday, April 2, 2016) in twelve cities across the Commonwealth. Abingdon will play host to one of these rallies with sponsorship from Virginia Organizing, Sierra Club and eNRG. The plan, which calls upon the state government to uphold modest standards set for Virginia by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, specifically targets a significant reduction in carbon pollution from power plants. By reducing one of the largest contributors to climate change, Virginia will be one step closer to its Clean Power Plan goals.
“We are very proud to support the efforts of Danville-area individuals and organizations as they rally for a commitment from Governor McAuliffe,” said Ladelle McWhorter, Virginia Organizing Chairperson. “We expect this strong display of dedication from local Virginians will spark a more proactive approach to clean power from our elected officials in Richmond. I can’t stress enough the importance of recognizing that the choices made by Virginians today directly impact our economic and environmental future.”
“Clean energy jobs are good news for our economy,” said Christina Clark Rehfuss.
Research shows that clean energy jobs produce two to three times as many jobs per dollar as gas, oil and coal combined. In addition, investing in the conservation of energy via enhanced energy efficient housing and buildings is another inexpensive way to create sustainable jobs in our area.”
Virginia Organizing, Sierra Club and eNRG will be hosting a rally at the Southwest Virginia Alternative Clean Energy Center (21371 Forsyth Road, Bristol, VA 24202) from 11:00AM to 12:00PM encouraging Governor McAuliffe to support a strong Clean Power Plan for Virginia.
To interview a spokesperson of Virginia Organizing, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.