Monthly Archives: March 2014

Coalition Applauds CVS Decision to go Tobacco Free

Coalition member George Steer penned this recent commentary piece that was published in The Roanoke Times: I am writing to applaud CVS’s valiant decision to “quit for good” the sale of tobacco products (“CVS is kicking the tobacco sales habit,” … Continue reading

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Coalition Partner BREDL Celebrates 30th Anniversary

From their website: March of 1984, fifty merchants and homemakers, farmers and teachers met at the Mission House of the Holy Trinity Church to organize the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League. Today we are a league of more than sixty … Continue reading

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2014 Air Quality Spreadsheet Update

Download the most recent update of our 2014 Air Quality data here.

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CVS Pulling Tobacco Products

From the American Lung Association: For the past 30 years, I’ve fought for lung health with the American Lung Association. Our organization has been a leader in the battle against tobacco, which is the leading cause of preventable illness and … Continue reading

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EPA Sets Cleaner Fuel and Car Standards, Slashing Air Pollution and Providing Health Benefits to Thousands

WASHINGTON – Based on extensive input from the public and a broad range of stakeholders, including public health groups, auto manufacturers, refiners, and states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized emission standards for cars and gasoline that will … Continue reading

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