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  • Blog Post 03 Apr 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    In TSCA Reform, We Must Put Public Health First

    You may not know it, but we’re all exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals every day. Dangerous, unregulated chemicals can be found in common products we use on a daily basis, like our carpets, couches, cleaning products, and baby products have been linked to serious health problems. But unfortunately, we can’t simply shop our way around these toxic chemicals.

    It will take action by Congress to keep consumers safe, but a draft proposal in the House, the ...More

  • Blog Post 01 Apr 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    It Is Our Future at Stake

    The science is clear, climate change is real and humans aren’t just contributing to it, they’re the driving force. As a millennial, I don’t know why some people in Washington are still debating the facts instead of working together to tackle it. Climate change is the biggest challenge we face, and it will be my generation facing the consequences of this inaction.

    I can see right outside my window how climate disruption is affecting my life ...More

  • Blog Post 25 Mar 2014  |   Kristin Brown

    The Coal Ash Spill That Hits Too Close To Home

    Avoid the water, and don’t eat the fish. That’s what many people in my home state of North Carolina are being told after over 30,000 tons of toxic coal ash spilled into the Dan River last month. This hits close to home for me, literally.

    As a child, I remember canoeing down the Dan River with my dad and sister, taking in the remarkable water and wildlife. It makes me sick that the Dirty Coal ...More

  • Blog Post 24 Mar 2014  |   Jennifer Allen

    As Cesar Chavez Film Opens, Monuments Like His Under Threat

    As audiences flock this week to 600 screens across the country to see the new movie based on Hispanic labor leader Cesar Chavez and the struggle he led for the rights of farm workers, there’s something they should know. Ironically, the U.S. House of Representatives plans on voting this same week, on Wednesday, on a bill that would gut the President’s authority under the Antiquities Act to designate national monuments like the one he designated ...More

  • Blog Post 21 Mar 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Raising Awareness about the Climate Crisis

    The Obama Administration launched a new website on Wednesday that compiles a wide variety of tools and data sets to help communities understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change. This is one piece of the president’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan that he announced in June that puts the local impacts of climate change front and center.

    This website,, will ensure that key government data surrounding the issue of climate change will be ...More

  • Blog Post 13 Mar 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Congress Got a Climate Wake-Up Call

    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 ...More

  • Blog Post 11 Mar 2014  |   Mark Sheridan

    President Obama Protects Public Lands As Part of His “Year of Action”

    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 ...More

  • Blog Post 07 Mar 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Ed Schultz Takes a Stand Against Keystone XL

    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 ...More

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