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  • Blog Post 08 Sep 2014  |   Andrew Seifter

    Leaked Audio Reveals True Agenda of Koch-Backed Candidates

    Here at the League of Conservation Voters, we are committed to making sure that voters know when candidates share the Koch brothers’ agenda of propping up the dirty energy industry and dismantling environmental protections. Using ad spending reports, voting records, debate responses, and more, we track the money Koch-backed front groups are pouring into these races, and how these candidates in turn stand with the Kochs on issues like defending Big Oil’s subsidies and ...More

  • Blog Post 05 Sep 2014  |   Olivia Noble

    Happy 50th To Two Great Conservation Laws

    September 3rd marked the 50th Anniversary of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Wilderness Act. The Wilderness Act alone has helped preserve nearly 110 million acres of pristine land while the LWCF has funded over 40,000 projects to preserve open spaces in every single state. As our country continues to grow and expand in new ways, these laws have ensured that these spaces remain open. With climate change upon ...More

  • Blog Post 02 Sep 2014  |   Jeff Gohringer

    Don't Fall For The Latest Spin From Cory Gardner

    Don’t fall for Cory Gardner’s latest spin. He just released a new television ad claiming to be a bipartisan leader on clean energy. But he’s not telling Colorado voters the full story. Here are five of the biggest facts on energy that Cory Gardner isn’t talking about on the campaign trail:

    - He isn’t talking about his campaign contributions from polluting allies like the oil billionaire Koch Brothers.

    - He isn’t talking about his votes for ...More

  • Blog Post 28 Aug 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Carbon Pollution is Harming our Oceans

    “It used to be the canary in the coal mine. Now it’s the oyster in the half shell.”

    -Washington Governor Jay Inslee

    As we find ourselves spending our final days at the beach, we may not realize that our oceans are changing before our eyes. But Governor Inslee might suggest we take a deeper look. If the oyster is the canary of the changing chemistry in our oceans, this signals that we ought to get out—not ...More

  • Blog Post 15 Aug 2014  |   Olivia Noble

    Congressional Champions Support Clean Power Plan

    Late last month, hearings were held in four cities across the country on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan. A number of environmental champions in Congress talked about the importance of this plan, which would cut carbon pollution from existing power plants – our nation’s single biggest polluters - by 30 percent, protect public health and help fight climate change.

    Supporters rally for hearings on the Clean Power Plan

    During the ...More

  • Blog Post 11 Aug 2014  |   Andy French

    Touring the Nation for Land and Water Conservation

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and a cadre of bipartisan elected leaders touted the benefits of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) last week at a series of events held in North Carolina, Indiana, New Mexico, and Arizona. The tour highlighted the diverse activities funded by the LWCF , from urban parks to increased access to iconic public lands. Over its 50 year history, LWCF has spurred the investment of over $8 billion in ...More

  • Blog Post 06 Aug 2014  |   Megan Maassen

    The Results are in: LCVEF is Granted $74,299 from CREDO

    Last month, CREDO, a business that donates a portion of their mobile, long distance, and credit card revenues to progressive nonprofits, selected the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) as one of three nonprofits to receive a donation at the end of July. Compellingly, the size of CREDO’s donation depended on the number of votes LCVEF tallied in the month-long poll of CREDO members. As it turns out, LCVEF received a whole ...More

  • Blog Post 04 Aug 2014  |   Andrew Seifter

    Underhanded Tactics? That’s Business-as-Usual for the U.S. Chamber

    Recently, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce took a brief timeout from their efforts to kill the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to brag. They gloated about a Denver CBS affiliate’s piece regarding their since-debunked study warning that the EPA proposal would lead to economic catastrophe. This is just the latest example of how the U.S. Chamber has engaged in underhanded tactics in their efforts to kill the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and continues to ...More

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