Help Stop the Proposed Cypress Creek Coal Plant in Hampton Roads!
You did it! You and thousands of others convinced Old Dominion Electric Company (ODEC) to suspend their plans to build a 1,500 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Surry County, Virginia! With your help, NPCA has been fighting this plant for several years. As designed, the Cypress Creek power plant would have been three-times larger than the average coal-fired power plant currently in operation. The plant would have emitted 3,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, over 3,600 tons of sulfur dioxide, 44 pounds of mercury, 1,000 pounds of lead, and many other pollutants into the air. This pollution would increase asthma and heart- related illness in Virginia while contributing to hazy skies over our national parks and mercury in park headwaters. Throughout the process, ODEC could not show that demand even existed in Virginia for a coal plant of this magnitude.
Thanks to you, over 9,000 comments were submitted against the plant and many town and city councils passed resolutions against it. This August, ODEC asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to cease the permitting process necessary for the proposed Cypress Creek plant to proceed. We are heartened by this news but remain vigilant as ODEC still owns the land and could decide to revive this plant in the future. Thank you for working alongside us to protect clean air, pristine water and our national parks for our children and grandchildren.
Here are other actions you can take to help protect our national parks:
Great News for Grand Teton! Wyoming Moves Forward with Land Negotiations.
Please join NPCA in thanking Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for their efforts to support a land exchange to preserve the integrity of Grand Teton National Park.
Tell Congress to Support the Centennial Initiative
Ask your senators and representative to support the Centennial Initiative proposed in the president's Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.
Keep Buffalo National River Pristine: Ask Cargill to Move C&H Pigs!
Ask Cargill to help C& H move from the watershed of the Buffalo National River.
Take Action: Fracking Threatens Health of National Parks
If the administration does not establish rules that effectively regulate environmental impacts of fracking, more than 100 of our most treasured national parks may be harmed. Tell the president that fracking must be done in a way that protects our parks.
Our National Parks
Please join the National Parks Conservation Association and send a message to the President and Congress that our national parks matter.