Joined by adorable babies, Ranger Rick the Raccoon, a polar bear, and a coalition of environmental groups, the League of Conservation Voters today helped to hand-deliver 735,000 comments in support of the EPA’s recently proposed industrial carbon pollution standards. LCV members contributed 96,000 comments in just over a week, sending a big message to Big Polluters.
At the EPA’s headquarters, the coalition was met by Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe, who thanked the groups for
Mitt Romney is a climate denier who says solar and wind power aren’t “real energy,” but ignoring Earth Day is low even for him. Instead of even making a cursory pretense at acknowledging the 42nd celebration of the international awareness day, Romney spent the day after Earth Day at Consol Energy, one of the nation’s largest coal companies.
A billion-dollar natural gas and coal company, Consol happens to be one of Romney’s largest campaign
A poll released by Yale University on April 18 shows that a large majority of Americans have linked this year’s unusually warm winter, last year’s sweltering summer, and other extreme weather events to global warming.
“Most people in the country are looking at everything that’s happened; it just seems to be one disaster after another after another,” said Anthony A. Leiserowitz of Yale University, one of the researchers who commissioned the new poll. “People
In the political battle for the Massachusetts seat in the U.S. Senate, there is a clear environmental candidate, and a clear Big Oil candidate. Need a hint? Sen. Scott Brown has accepted over $198,660 from oil and gas interests over the course of his career.
Today, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund endorsed Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate as the only candidate who will work to build a clean energy economy, protect the
LCV welcomes the Obama Administration decision to today release of the first-ever national standards to limit air pollution from hydraulic fracturing for natural gas process known as “fracking.”
The EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS) will require careful capture of gases previously released during drilling. These gases, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), toxic benzene, and the greenhouse gas methane, can contribute to asthma attacks, emergency room
Today, the League of Conservation Voters endorsed President Obama for re-election in a joint announcement with the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, and Environment America. LCV Victory Fund simultaneously released a web video highlight President Obama’s record of fighting Big Oil and investing in clean energy.
“Elections are about choices – and for those who care about building a clean energy economy and confronting the climate crisis, the choice is clear: President Obama is
In the final hours of the the 2012 tax filing deadline, many Americans are worried about paying what seems like increasingly higher taxes. Who wouldn’t be worried?
Big Oil, that’s who.
As the Center for Progress notes, the big five oil companies weigh in with a hefty $137 billion in profits in 2011. Fortune magazine ranks ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips as the first-, third-, and 16th-most profitable companies in the United States.
Yet Big Oil gets
Last Friday the EPA published the proposed industrial carbon pollution standard in the Federal Register – kicking off the official public comment period. The EPA will be accepting comments for the next 60 days.
LCV is partnering with other environmental allies to collectively gather 500,000 comments by the end of this week. We'll then hand-deliver them to the EPA. Will you help LCV contribute 100,000 comments towards the 500,000 coalition goal? Stand up to Big Polluters