Loudoun activists working to fight climate change gathered in Leesburg’s courthouse square Saturday to join a statewide rally pushing for carbon reductions.
Rallies were planned in 13 locations around Virginia to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which calls for a significant reduction in carbon pollution from power plants.
About two dozen people participated in the Leesburg rally, which was sponsored by 350 Loudoun, Sustainable Loudoun, Sierra Club and Chesapeake Climate Action Network. They heard updates on the status of regulatory efforts to address climate change, shared suggestions for reducing their individual carbon footprint, and signed petitions urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to push a clean power plan in Virginia.