Regional, State and National

PEC joins with partner organizations to promote thriving communities and healthy natural resources in the Shenandoah Valley, the central Piedmont, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground corridor and Northern Virginia counties. This includes work through the Virginia Conservation Network and our Coalition for Smarter Growth.

If you have any questions related to PEC’s regional, state and national policy work, or would like to partner with us, please reach out to John McCarthy at or (540) 347-2334 x7043.

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A Broad List of Opposition to the Outer Beltway

A Broad List of Opposition to the Outer Beltway

A list of groups who have opposed the Outer Beltway, and a list of elected officials who have publicly opposed or expressed concern. *this list is a work in progress. If you would like to …
Sacrificing History... For What?

Sacrificing History… For What?

Often environmentalists are told that we just 'say no' to things. To which I would argue — saying 'no' to a bad idea is a very important part of what we do. But it's not …
When Mickey Came to Town

When Mickey Came to Town

Virginia’s northern Piedmont is a beautiful and vibrant place—boasting of forests, rivers, mountains, farmland, thriving towns, and numerous historic and cultural resources. But all of this came under threat in November 1993, when the The …
Our Alternative -- Rethinking the Bi-County Parkway

Our Alternative — Rethinking the Bi-County Parkway

Our proposal, detailed in the report Rethinking the Bi-County Parkway, focuses on fixing east-west routes for commuters, it provides lower impact local road fixes and connections to help local residents, it preserves the Rural Crescent …