August 9, 2020

Suit Filed by Virginia AG Herring – Citizens’ Rights to Protect Our Waters at Stake

On July 21, 2020, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced he was suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over an attack on Clean Water Act protections. President Trump’s EPA recently changed a rule governing states’ powers to protect our waters and communities and this suit is an important action on behalf of all Virginians… Read more


July 20, 2020

Former Wild Virginia President Reflects on the Fight Against the ACP

By Deirdre Skogen “A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”  – Edward Abbey As I write this, I am sitting at our campsite in Ramsey’s Draft, in the George Washington National Forest, elevation 2320ft…. Read more


July 15, 2020

Building a Better Water Future for Virginia

Wild Virginia is calling on all Virginians to join us in an exciting campaign to improve protections for our streams! We saw serious flaws in the ways our state officials enforce water quality regulations, during the pipeline fights – and the results of those failures have become all too clear as Mountain Valley Pipeline pollutes… Read more


July 7, 2020

Energy Companies Finally Cancel the Infamous (& dirty) Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Wild Virginia applauds the decision by Dominion Energy and Duke Power to scrap its destructive and ill-conceived plan for the ACP. The pipeline would have damaged hundreds of waterbodies and ravaged communities all along its path. David Sligh, Wild Virginia’s Conservation Director stated: “Citizens told Dominion and all of the government agencies who were tasked… Read more


July 6, 2020

Help Protect our Water – Make your voice heard by July 9!

Have you seen streams like this one clogged with mud from the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)? If so, you have seen gross violations of Virginia’s water quality standards − rules that are supposed to protect all of our state waters.  And this is not the only example of pollution impacts DEQ ignores. Gross algae infestations,… Read more


June 30, 2020

Wild Virginia’s Guidelines for Getting Back Outside

As we become increasingly anxious to get back out and enjoy outdoor activities, it is imperative for individual and public health for us to remain conscious of national and state guidelines for outdoor engagement. Currently, the state of Virginia is under a set of regulations defined as “Phase Two” by Governor Northam, which encompasses restrictions… Read more


June 8, 2020

The Trump administration has acted to weaken Virginia’s ability to protect our water from projects like the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines.

We need your voice! Please call Attorney General Mark Herring today at 804-786-2071. Tell him to challenge an illegal regulation just finalized by the Trump administration to weaken state powers under the Clean Water Act Background:Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency has now finalized a change to the regulation governing states’ authorities under section 401 of the Clean Water Act;… Read more


April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Recommended Activities Update

Last month, we published a blog on some activities you and your family can do while on lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. While you can still read some rad environmental books, we have been urging our members to not hike and create traffic in natural places, in hopes of containing the virus, especially in areas… Read more


April 8, 2020

A Case for Water Turbidity Standards in Virginia and West Virginia

In a new report, Trout Unlimited (TU) and West Virginia Rivers Coalition (WVRC) have teamed up to put forth a set of recommendations for the creation and enforcement of effective numeric turbidity standards. Throughout recent years, Virginia and West Virginia wildlife and ecosystems have been seriously threatened by various pipeline projects, most notably, the Mountain… Read more