"Pale Male" Soars at the Kimball

Trailer: The Legend of Pale Male

April 22nd – 27th; shows at 4:00, 5:40, and 7:15 pm.

The Legend of Pale Male is a film about a Red tailed hawk, a city, and a love story.  This award winning documentary feature tells the tale of Pale Male and his struggles to raise his family on an apartment balcony of New York’s fashionable Fifth Avenue.  But Pale Male pays no rent, and one afternoon his nest is dismantled.  Read more »

Help Promote Offshore Wind in Richmond

Saturday, June 4th at the CenterStage, located in Richmond, VA

Virginia is considered to be one of the prime states for locating offshore wind capacity, and we could eventually produce 20% of our electricity needs from offshore wind.
Join other Virginians in this grassroots gathering to promote the development of an offshore wind farm, off the Virginia coast.  Read more »

Surry Judge Green Lights ODEC Lawsuit

Courtesy of the Daily Press
March 9, 2011  by Allison T. Williams, at  247-4535

SURRY – A Surry Circuit Court judge has refused Old Dominion Electric Cooperative's motions to have a lawsuit filed by four county property owners dismissed and for the residents to pick up the company's legal tab.

Judge Samuel Campbell, in a written decision filed Tuesday, denied Old Dominion's motion to dismiss the citizens' suit lawsuit that alleges that the power cooperative and the town of Dendron didn't include proper information in legal ads published before a February 2010 public hearing. Read more »

Dominion Converting 3 Coal Plants to Biomass

Courtesy of WY Daily
April 5, 2011 by Desiree Parker

Dominion Virginia Power recently announced two initiatives that will help green their power generation:  plans to convert 3 coal plants to biomass and a study on an underwater transmission line that would connect to future offshore wind turbines.

The power stations being considered for conversion are Altavista, Hopewell and Southampton County, all of which are identical and went into operation in 1992, according to Dominion. Read more »

Williamsburg City Council Concerned About Coal Plant

On Nov. 18, 2010,  Mayor Clyde Haulman signed and sent letters to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality expressing the city’s concerns about the ODEC proposal to build a coal fired electric utility plant 18 miles from Williamsburg and James City County.

By advising these regulatory agencies that the City of Williamsburg intends to monitor the application review process, the City has alerted these agencies and the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative that we are aware that their plans “will impact the natural environment in the City and the surrounding communities. Read more »

2010: An Untameable Spill, an Unpassable Bill

Courtesy of the New York Times
December 31, 2010, 6:00 pm

Fireboat crews battle the fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig.

United States Coast Guard, via Reuters Fireboat crews battled the fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig.

Top 10 lists are often relentlessly negative: the 10 most-polluting industrial plants, the 10 most befouled beaches, and so on.

The spirit of this list is slightly different: Good or bad, these are environmental moments in 2010 that are most likely to reverberate in the world of environmental news in 2011 and beyond.