In our day-to-day lives, we use a number of different appliances—some to help us store and cook food like refrigerators and microwaves, while others entertain and inform us, like televisions and computers. But do you ever stop to think about how much energy these devices are using?
Well, according the U.S. Department of Energy, the average American household’s energy bill is over $2,000 in a given year. But there is good news! By using more
EPA extends public comment period on the “biggest environmental decision…you’ve never heard of.” [Washington Post]
President Barack Obama toured the Jersey Shore with Governor Chrisite and spoke to communities that were struck by Hurricane Sandy. But he did not mention climate change at all in his remarks. [Philly.com]
However, after LCV and other environmental groups called him out for not connecting the dots between storms like Hurricane Sandy and climate change, the next day President Obama
Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, wrote a new blog on Huffington Post about why we need Gina McCarthy at the helm of the EPA, encouraging the Senate to confirm her nomination with strong bipartisan support:
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) recently voted to send President Obama's nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the full Senate. Gina McCarthy has spent her entire career working
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz made it clear that he believes in the scientific evidence of climate change, and he will not spend his time at the Department of Energy “…debating what is not debatable.” [The Hill]
Alaskan officials are attempting to push the federal government to open drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. [Politico]
A bipartisan safer chemicals bill was introduced this week by Senators Frank Lautenberg and David Vitter, which would give the Environmental
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
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
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
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