California is currently facing one of the worst droughts in its history, which is leading to a shortage in water for consumers, farmers, and wildlife. This is a serious problem, and with the rainy season coming to a close there’s no sign that the situation will improve anytime soon. Scientists have long projected that California and the rest of the Southwest would face these kinds of harsh droughts more frequently because of man-made climate change,
NextGen Climate founder Tom Steyer evidently struck a nerve the other day, when he sought to distinguish himself from the Koch Brothers by pointing out that Charles and David Koch’s priorities “line up perfectly with their pocketbooks — and that’s not true for us.”
The Koch Brothers’ spokesman responded that Steyer’s characterization was “false and disingenuous” because “Koch opposes all mandates and subsidies, even when they exist for businesses in which we operate.” It’s a
Yesterday, Representative John Sarbanes held a press conference where he highlighted his bill, the Government by the People Act, which will help to “empower millions of everyday Americans to take back their government from big money special interests.” LCV’s Legislative Director Sara Chieffo spoke out in support of the bill, stating “The Government by the People Act seeks to re-establish what our Founders intended—a government that answers to the people, not the super wealthy few.”
Every year, we spend Earth Day honoring our planet. So what better way to celebrate this special day than to double down on our efforts to tackle the climate crisis? Across the country, we are already seeing the impacts of climate disruption with more extreme weather including stronger storms, more intense wildfires, longer droughts and record breaking heat waves. One thing is clear, we need to act now to protect our planet for future generations,
Yesterday marked the four year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which is the largest spill in our nation’s history. Yet, this disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is nowhere near cleaned-up and the wildlife is still recovering. To make matter worse, BP is planning to start drilling in the region again as their ban on purchasing new oil and gas leases was removed last month.
The ecosystem in the
The Obama Administration won an important court battle this week when a federal appeals court upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) landmark Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants. The court’s decision is a huge win for public health and our environment.
This ruling was extremely important as coal-fired power plants are the largest contributors to mercury pollution, emitting roughly 48 tons every year. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that is especially dangerous for
Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, wrote a new blog on Huffington Post about the upcoming Showtime documentary series, The Years of Living Dangerously, which discusses the impacts of climate change and how we can start to tackle it.
Climate change is the challenge of our generation, but you wouldn't always know that when you turn on the television. Coverage of climate change has not kept pace with the scientific milestones and impacts
The Supreme Court just made a huge decision -- one we’re dubbing “Citizens United 2.”
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to lift limits on how much money individuals can give to federal candidates every election cycle.
This basically opens the floodgates for billionaires like the Koch brothers to send their dirty energy dollars directly to climate change-denying candidates in every single race around the country. We have to fight back now.
With Citizens United, corporations got