Clarke County

Clarke County has a time-honored tradition of promoting and protecting its agricultural roots. It was one of the first counties in the nation to adopt protective zoning regulations and continues to conserve its unique heritage.

Action Needed: New transmission line designation threatens Virginia communities

Action Needed: New transmission line designation threatens Virginia communities

Tell the U.S. Department of Energy that fueling skyrocketing data center energy demand with coal-fired power plants is not an acceptable solution …
Thinking about Solar for Your Home?

Thinking about Solar for Your Home?

By investing in rooftop solar for your home, you can save money, protect yourself from rising utility rates and, when paired with a backup battery, create “off the grid” energy independence …
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Conservation Field Representative – Potomac Watershed

PEC is hiring for a Conservation Field Representative in the Potomac Watershed to execute a diverse portfolio of land conservation, natural resource restoration, land use policy, and civic engagement efforts in Clarke, Loudoun, and northern …
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Tell Congress: Support the Artificial Intelligence Environmental Impacts Act

The human and environmental costs of the data center industry are only predicted to worsen with the rise of cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence applications. That’s why we’re supporting a new congressional bill, the Artificial Intelligence …
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Bridging the Urban/Rural Divide

From my perspective over at Gilberts Corner, I can look in either direction and see these two very different, but interdependent worlds …
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6,315 acres conserved in nine-county region last year

The Piedmont Environmental Council reports that in 2023, 6,315 acres of land in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties were permanently protected with 52 new conservation easements …