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  • Blog Post 23 Aug 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

    Keeping the Pressure on Climate Change Deniers

    Last week marked the start of LCV’s nearly $2 million nationwide campaign to hold climate change deniers accountable for their extreme anti-science positions. This week, we’re keeping the pressure on these four members of Congress by releasing new television ads pushing form action on climate change:

    The first ad targets Senator Ron Johnson (WI):

    The second ad targets Congressman Mike Coffman (CO-6)

    The third ad targets Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13)

    The fourth ad targets Congressman ...More

  • Blog Post 13 Aug 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

    LCV Holds Climate Change Deniers Accountable

    If we want to see action on climate, we need to call out members of Congress denying the science and standing in the way of progress. There are too many members of Congress trying to sweep their extreme anti-science positions under the rug, and their constituents deserve to know where they stand. That’s why LCV launched a nearly $2 million nationwide television ad campaign to hold four climate change deniers accountable for siding against their ...More

  • Blog Post 09 Aug 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

    5 Environmental Articles You Can't Miss

    It’s time we held members of Congress accountable for their extreme anti-science views! That’s why LCV is encouraging you, their constituents, to get these members on record about climate change. Huffington Post

    With 2012 being one of the warmest years on record, the Arctic is melting at an unprecedented pace, according to a study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Guardian

    When someone says the words coffee, peanut butter, ...More

  • Blog Post 09 Aug 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

    Where Do Your Members of Congress Stand on Climate Change?

    Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, wrote a new blog on Huffington Post about holding members of Congress accountable for their extreme anti-science views while they’re in their districts during the August recess:

    For far too long, elected officials have been able to sweep their extreme anti-science positions under the rug hoping their constituents won't notice. But the effects of climate change are harder than ever to ignore, and the American ...More

  • Blog Post 02 Aug 2013  |   Amanda Giddon

    Green News Roundup: Week of August 2, 2013

    President Obama dispelled the widely repeated myth this week that the Keystone XL Pipeline would lead to massive job creation. The President clarified that the dirty energy project would only create about 50 permanent jobs, and ‘is not a jobs plan.’ [Youtube]

    The new EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy had some other ideas about spurring innovation. In her speech at Harvard Law School this week, McCarthy advised that the country should embrace reducing carbon emissions as ...More

  • Blog Post 01 Aug 2013  |   Amanda Giddon

    Why We Need Chemical Policy Reform Now

    Our nation’s primary chemical law is in need of a serious makeover. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this week held a hearing to discuss reforming the law –the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – to get thousands of currently unregulated toxic chemicals (like Bisphenol A, formaldehyde, and flame retardants) out of the products we use every day. Toxic flame-retardants are even common in household furniture, electronics, and baby products. It's long past time ...More

  • Blog Post 29 Jul 2013  |   Amanda Giddon

    President Obama Gets the Facts Straight on Keystone

    In his historic climate address in June, President Obama changed the debate surrounding the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The President made the climate impact of the pipeline the primary criteria for the project’s approval.

    President Obama spoke up again about the Keystone Pipeline this past weekend in an interview with the New York Times. Specifically, the President dispelled the widely repeated myth that the pipeline would create thousands of permanent jobs. The President stated:

    “…This might ...More

  • Blog Post 26 Jul 2013  |   Amanda Giddon

    LCV Releases Youth Poll on Climate

    Climate deniers are so last generation. LCV released a bipartisan poll this week showing how climate change stands to become a defining issue for young voters nationwide. The poll also examines young voters’ attitudes toward the President’s new climate plan and climate change deniers in Congress. Check out these graphics that display some noteworthy results:

    The majority of young voters recognize the threat of climate change. This understanding, coupled with the age group’s strong ...More

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