While corporate polluters have blocked Congress from taking any action to address climate change or advance clean energy policies, President Obama scored a major victory for the American people last week by finalizing historic new fuel efficiency standards for motor vehicles. The Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards will require the average fuel economy of all new cars sold in the U.S. to be 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, up from 28.6 mpg at
During his rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton praised the Obama administration's recently finalized national fuel efficiency standards, which will raise the average gas mileage on cars to 54.5 mpg by 2025.
"The agreement the administration made with the management, labor, and environmental groups to double car mileage, that was a good deal, too. It will cut your gas prices in half, your gas bill. No matter what the
A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory examines the state of the wind energy market, arguing that 'Wind is a credible source of new generation in the United States,' having experienced dramatic growth in recent years.
The report's findings highlight the U.S. wind industry as one of the largest and fastest growing wind markets in the world. American wind power now represents a remarkable 32 percent of all new
The League of Conservation Voters went on the offensive this week, bringing attention to the emergence of clean energy as a major, if not potentially decisive, election year issue. With both Presidential campaigns on the trail in Colorado and Iowa, voters in those key battleground states have become increasingly supportive of renewable energy sources like wind power.
As the debate heats up over whether Congress should extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy, LCV
Mitt Romney is doubling down on the Koch Brothers agenda -- picking a running mate who has received thousands in campaign cash from the oil tycoons. At the same time, Ryan is a staunch climate change denier and a leading voice in the most anti-environmental House of Representatives in our nation’s history.
Here's a few fast facts about Paul Ryan:Ryan earned a score of just 3% in LCV's 2011 National Environmental Scorecard, and his lifetime score ...More
The buzz over President Obama’s support for wind energy made a lot of headlines when he visited Colorado this week to talk about the wind industry’s crucial role in America’s clean energy future.
“At a moment when home-grown energy, renewable energy, is creating new jobs in Colorado and Iowa, my opponent wants to end tax credits for wind energy producers,” Obama told supporters in Pueblo.
The President stressed the need to extend the Production Tax Credit
Today, League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski writes a piece in the Huffington Post that defends science from irrational attacks by climate-deniers in Congress. In this must-read blog post, Karpinski talks about the Flat Earth Five, LCV's new campaign to defeat five climate-denying House incumbents.
Karpinski: "We're seeing the effects of climate change like never before, but it's not too late to fight back. Just a few years ago, the House passed historic comprehensive
Guest post by LCV Legislative Associate Madeleine Foote:
Besides the Beatles, the late 60’s and 70’s are also famous for producing many of our major environmental laws, most of which have been reviewed and updated by Congress over the years, except for one: the Toxics Substance Control Act (TSCA). Modernization has eluded TSCA, the law with the vitally important job of protecting our health from the risks posed by toxic chemicals in our everyday