Earlier this month, Congress demonstrated its inability to enact commonsense policy that would have had a substantial impact on America’s clean energy industry. The Senate failed to renew the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), which would have bolstered the burgeoning clean energy sector, lessened America’s dependence on dirty energy, and nurtured a cleaner environment.
PTC promotes further wind energy development by providing the wind industry with billions in tax incentives. This vote came at a
Mark Magaña, League of Conservation Voters Board Member and President of GreenLatinos, a National Table of Latino Environmental and Conservation Leaders, wrote an op-ed in the ABQ Journal about the designation of New Mexico's Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument and its significance for Latino history. Read his full piece here.
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La Designación del Presidente de las Montañas Organo-Picos del Desierto como Monumento Nacional es una Victoria para la Historia
Following the release of the National Climate Assessment, it’s more clear than ever that Congress needs to wake-up and tackle the climate crisis. Hundreds of people joined more than 30 members of Congress in DC yesterday to sound this alarm for climate action and push back against the extreme agenda of corporate polluters like the Koch Brothers and their allies in Congress. The event was led by the Senate Climate Action Task Force, the Bicameral
President Obama is burnishing his conservation legacy by using his authority to designate New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as our newest National Monument. This action came in response to robust support by nearby communities, which have fought for years to protect their lands to boost tourism, the economy and quality of life in southern New Mexico. Indeed, the announcement of America’s newest park is part of the president’s ongoing campaign promoting tourism in America,
There were numerous articles written last week about the current and future impacts of climate change on our everyday lives. These articles made one thing crystal clear: it’s time for our leaders to listen to climate scientists and start tackling this challenge. President Obama is confronting the problem head on with his Climate Action Plan, which will help to combat climate disruption and reduce our carbon footprint.
NASA and 97 percent of climate scientist agree
Across the country we are seeing the impacts of climate-fueled extreme weather right outside our windows. Yet, there are many in Congress who hold extreme anti-science positions—denying that climate change is happening and that human activity is the driving force behind it. These politicians are turning a blind eye to what NASA and 97 percent of climate scientists agree on.
In fact, last week the National Climate Assessment was released, detailing how each region is and
The battle over keeping tar sands in the ground doesn’t end with Keystone XL. The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a bill last week that would undermine the review process for cross-border pipelines and leave the American people more at risk of a tar sands spill in their backyard. And it could be on the House floor in just a matter of weeks.
This dangerous legislation would gut the review process for approving cross-border
Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, and Karen A. Harbert, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, took part in Politico Pro’s energy debate yesterday. They discussed climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Keystone XL Pipeline, clean energy and how these issues will play in political races across the country. Click here to watch the full debate.
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