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  • Blog Post 23 May 2013  |   Amanda Giddon

    Tech Trailblazers Withdraw Support from FWD.us

    In response to news that Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration-focused political group FWD.us was financing ads that supported the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and drilling the in the Arctic Refuge, LCV launched a campaign pressuring Zuckerberg to take down the ads. Nearly 75,000 people signed the petition to Zuckerberg and LCV worked with a coalition of groups to increase the pressure by announcing that they would pull their advertising from Facebook in protest of FWD.us’ offensive ...More

  • Blog Post 14 May 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

    Climate Change Deserves More Coverage

    Today LCV, Sierra Club, and Media Matters for America delivered more than 72,000 petitions to ABC, NBC, and CBS demanding that these stations provide more and better news coverage on climate change.

    The petition campaign was launched following a recent Media Matters study which found that last year ABC’s World News aired only one segment on climate change, NBC Nightly News did only four segments, and CBS devoted just seven to this critical issue. That means ...More

  • Blog Post 10 May 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

    Moving Energy Efficiency Forward

    Gene Karpinski, President at the League of Conservation Voters, wrote a new blog on Huffington Post about a bipartisan energy efficiency bill introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire and Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio:

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this Wednesday will vote on S. 761, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, a bipartisan energy efficiency bill introduced in April by Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, and Rob ...More

  • Blog Post 24 Apr 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

    EPA voices key concerns about Keystone XL pipeline

    On the final day of the comment period on Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a comment letter outlining many ways in which the State Department’s draft environmental impact statement on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was flawed. The EPA said that the State Department provided an incomplete and “insufficient” assessment of Keystone XL’s potential impacts on the environment, climate change, and public health, which is what environmental groups like LCV have said ...More

  • Blog Post 22 Apr 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

    Earth Day: A Reminder to Move Forward on Climate Change

    Gene Karpinski, President at the League of Conservation Voters, wrote a new blog on the Huffington Post about how Earth Day is a reminder to move forward on combating climate change.

    One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is to continue working to combat climate change and protect our planet for future generations. With 2012 being the hottest year on record in the continental United States and climate change fueling deadly and costly ...More

  • Blog Post 18 Apr 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

    Bipartisan Pair Introduces Energy Efficiency Legislation

    Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, and Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio introduced an energy efficiency bill today that will help American families and businesses save money by using less energy, create jobs, and reduce climate change pollution. This bipartisan legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, has garnered widespread support from groups ranging from the National Association of Manufacturers to the Natural Resources Defense Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to ...More

  • Blog Post 11 Apr 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

    We Need Gina McCarthy's Leadership at the EPA

    Today’s hearing in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee demonstrated why Gina McCarthy is being widely supported in her bid to become the next Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. She mentioned at the hearing that if she is confirmed, her top priories as head of the EPA would be to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink, address climate change, and reduce the threat of toxic chemicals. League of Conservation Voters President ...More

  • Blog Post 05 Apr 2013  |   Hannah Blatt

    Keystone Pipeline: All Risk and No Reward

    Recently, an Exxon Mobil tar sands pipeline ruptured in Arkansas, resulting in thousands of barrels of crude oil being spilled, and requiring the evacuation of 22 homes. The EPA has classified this as a “major spill”, and it covered neighborhood streets and backyards, and forced dozens of people to evacuate their homes. It’s also had a devastating impact on birds and other local wildlife. The oil from this spill could still reach Lake Conway, which ...More

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