Congress got the wake-up call they desperately needed. On Monday night, nearly one third of the Senate pulled an unprecedented all-nighter to demand action on climate change.
For 14 hours and 27 minutes, one after another, these senators gave impassioned speeches about how climate change is affecting their states and their constituents right now. They told powerful stories to make it clear what is at stake and they challenged every member of Congress to fight
Following up on his pledge in his State of the Union Address to “use my authority to protect more of our pristine federal lands for future generations” during this “year of action,” President Obama today designated Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument. The 1,665-acre nature preserve is located in Northern California along the scenic Mendocino County coast. This designation, which came in response to the local community’s desire to
Although he initially supported the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, MSNBC host Ed Schultz has spent the past several weeks talking to climate change experts and landowners in Nebraska about what it would mean for our country. He delighted opponents of the dangerous pipeline this week when he announced that he has changed his mind, and now believes that it should not be approved.
LCV’s own Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld was
There has been some exciting buzz swirling around recently about the future of renewable energy. We continue to see an increase in the amount of wind, solar and geothermal capabilities that we have at our disposal. This is great news as we attempt to break our dependence on dirty fossil fuels and move towards the clean energy economy of the future.
In January, renewable energy accounted for nearly 99 percent of all new electric capacity,
Next week, the House will likely take up the so-called Electricity Security and Affordability Act, which aims to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to place commonsense limits on carbon pollution from power plants. This is yet another sweeping attack on the environment from the radial leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. It would also be a big win for corporate polluters and a loss for the American people by preventing President Obama
Since the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the 2013 National Environmental Scorecard earlier this week, many elected officials have been promoting their high scores and their commitment to protecting our environment and public health.
Senator Robert Menendez (NJ) tweeted:
Representative Scott Peters (CA) tweeted:
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) tweeted:
Representative Derek Kilmer (WA) tweeted:
Senator Martin Heinrich (NM) tweeted:
Representative Jim Himes (CT), who earned a 96 percent rating on the
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today released our 2013 National Environmental Scorecard, which allows you to see how your members of Congress voted on the year’s key environmental issues. There is a shocking disconnect between the results of the Scorecard and the impacts of climate change that we are seeing right outside our windows—including stronger storms, more intense wildfires and longer droughts.
While President Obama was making significant progress on tackling the climate crisis,
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to testify at the Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing on their proposed regulations on carbon pollution for new power plants. This is a hugely important step forward in the fight against climate change and protecting our health. I, along with other LCV staff and several colleagues in the GreenLatinos coalition, testified in support of the rules. I was proud to represent the Latino LCV members I work with and raise