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
The State Department released the final environmental impact statement on the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline last week. We know that the Keystone XL pipeline would endanger water supplies, destroy forests, and worsen climate change at an intolerable rate. It’s clear that this pipeline is not in our national interest and must be rejected.
The FEIS was just one step in a long process, and many of our biggest allies in Congress took
Our state leagues are working every day to hold state elected officials politically accountable and to take action on a wide range of state environmental and conservation priorities. Conservation Minnesota, our state league in the state, is helping pick up where the federal government has fallen short on protecting people from toxic chemicals. Kathleen Schuler, Conservation Minnesota’s Healthy Kids and Families Program Director, has written about their work in a blog post that’s also available
After decades of standing up for the environment, Representative Jim Moran announced his retirement from Congress. Over the past two decades representing northern Virginia in Congress, Rep. Moran has been an incredible ally who has pushed for action on climate change, fought to protect our air and water, and consistently stood up to Big Oil and corporate polluters.
He has served as Chairman and ranking member of the Interior and Environment Subcommittee on Appropriations, and
Temperatures across the country have been dropping recently thanks to the polar vortex, which happens when a whirlwind of Arctic air spills southward. These cold temperatures have brought the climate change deniers out in full force. Instead of simply recognizing that it’s sometimes cold in winter, these deniers want you to believe that climate change isn’t real. They’re choosing to ignore NASA, the U.S. military, and the 97 percent of climate scientists that have said
If you care about the environment, 2014 will be a big year. From Keystone XL to holding climate change deniers accountable and implementing the President’s Climate Action Plan, the new year will be an important one. Here’s the big three priorities we’re watching:
Holding climate change deniers accountable. Congress has too many elected officials who are trying to sweep their extreme anti-science positions under the rug. We made progress calling out the climate change