League of Conservation Voters President, Gene Karpinski was on C-SPAN's Washington Journal this morning taking viewer phone calls and discussing the President's second term energy and environmental appointments, Keystone XL tar sands Pipeline, and our 2012 National Environmental Scorecard. Click here to view the full video....More
Since the release of the League of Conservation Voters’ National Environmental Scorecard, many elected officials have been touting their high scores and their commitment to the environment.
Below are some examples of what the Congressional members have been saying: Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH), who earned a 100 percent rating on the 2012 Scorecard, said:
“Protecting our environment and public health, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and are top priorities of mine and I am honored
Some politicians are trying to make you believe that the construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is a political winner even though it’s an environmental loser. They’re trying the same failed attacks that candidates, including Mitt Romney, deployed last cycle. But they’re ignoring reality - not a single anti-Keystone XL candidate targeted with television ads on the pipeline lost in November despite the millions spent against them. On the contrary, President Obama was
Gene Karpinski, President at the League of Conservation Voters, wrote a new blog on the Huffington Post about the important climate change discussions happening in states across the country:
Earlier this month in his State of the Union address, President Obama went before Congress and laid down an important marker -- act on climate or I will. The president has the ability to use his executive authority to make significant progress to fight the climate crisis,
Today, 34 new environmental champions were sworn into office in the House of Representatives and seven took their seats in the Senate. As the 113th Congress begins, you can learn more about these legislators on our 2012 Environmental Facebook, which summarizes the backgrounds and environmental positions of newly elected federal candidates who were endorsed and/or financially supported by LCV Action Fund. After working hard to help elect these champions, we’re looking forward to working with
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement ahead of President Obama’s expected announcement today that he will nominate Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to succeed Secretary Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State:
“The President has chosen an ally to lead the State Department. Senator Kerry is a true leader on climate change and other environmental issues and has spent his career advocating for policies that are good for our planet and our national security. LCV
Writing in the Huffington Post, LCV President Gene Karpinski says the so-called "fiscal cliff" offers Congress an opportunity to finally end Big Oil's taxpayer-funded handouts.
Members of Congress have some tough choices to make during the fiscal cliff negotiations. But as they look for ways to bring in additional revenue, there's an easy decision that will save billions every year -- finally ending those taxpayer-funded handouts to the oil companies. It makes good fiscal and common
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo penned an op-ed in today’s Daily News titled, “We Will Lead On Climate Change,” promising greater action to address the devastating effects of climate change.
Governor Cuomo’s rousing call to action - set against the sober backdrop of Hurricane Sandy’s unprecedented destruction - not only reaffirms the realities of climate change, but also outlines a blueprint of proactive and pragmatic steps he’ll take to ensure New York is more prepared to