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Amendments to Facilities Standards Manual and Zoning Code

Amendments to Facilities Standards Manual and Zoning Code

The Loudoun Board of Supervisors is considering changes to the Zoning Ordinance and the Facilities Standards Manual that would concede the local government’s ability to protect the County’s natural and historic resources from development, as …
After a Town is Buried, Controversy Still Rages

After a Town is Buried, Controversy Still Rages

In Colorado and Virginia residents debate whether proposed uranium mills will help or hinder their economies …
| | Tales from out West
The Poisoned Well

The Poisoned Well

What can a Superfund site in Colorado tell us about potential uranium mining and milling in Virginia? …
| | Tales from out West
Healthy, Safer Families, and Communities

Healthy, Safer Families, and Communities

Arsenic and rocket fuel in our water. Gender-altering hormones and medications in our rivers and streams. PCBs, dioxins and pesticides in breast milk. Lead in children’s toys and women’s lipstick. Hazardous ingredients in air fresheners, …
| | Clean Water, Greening Your HOA
Painters of the Piedmont: PEC's 40th Anniversary Art Show

Painters of the Piedmont: PEC’s 40th Anniversary Art Show

The Piedmont Environmental Council is proud to bring together eleven of the leading artists working in the Virginia Piedmont region. The thirty works of art chosen for exhibition will highlight a cross section of artists …
| | Strong Communities
Let's Go 29

Video Shows the Real Solutions to Traffic Problems on Rt. 29

Nobody doubts the need to fix traffic problems on Route 29. But the proposed $250 million Western Bypass is not the answer—nor is it a done deal. View this video produced by The Southern Environmental …
Presentation from Summer 2014 Community Meetings

Presentation from Summer 2014 Community Meetings

The following presentation was given at a July 2014 community meeting sponsored by PEC, on the subject of natural gas pipeline proposals in Virginia …
| | Gas Pipelines
What is the Connection Between My Home and My Drinking Water?

What is the Connection Between My Home and My Drinking Water?

Although your property may not have a stream or pond on it, all land is a part of a watershed and has some effect on the condition of waterways. Land and water are intricately connected …
Future Of The Silver Line

Future Of The Silver Line

Extending rail service to Loudoun County is about more than transportation. WAMU host Kojo Nnamdi explores the political and societal aspects of the Silver Line (with commentary by PEC President, Chris Miller) …
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Hike Revisits Life in the Mountains

In the foothills of Greene County, on May 5, the woods were brilliant with lush spring growth. A gravel road led up and up into the hills; eventually it would end at the border of …