Yesterday, former Governors Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) sparred in their last debate of Virginia’s contentious U.S. Senate race. While their differences on tax breaks for Big Oil have been discussed in previous debates (Allen supports them, Kaine opposes them), the emergence of a major, albeit overlooked, point of disagreement surprised some: climate science.
In responding to a misleading attack from Allen, Kaine rebuked Allen’s radical anti-science views:
“You and I have a different point
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) this week launched a new web video hitting Mitt Romney for making some of the most serious issues our country faces into a punch line during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. But Romney’s position is no laughing matter - if he is successful in November, Romney would be the first President to reject the scientific consensus on climate change.
“Romney may treat climate change as nothing more
As the campaign season nears the final stretch, it’s hard to ignore the League of Conservation Voters (LCV). That’s because LCV is now “considered an important force in several Senate races,” spending heavily in crucial contests as part of its aggressive electoral strategy to elect pro-environmental candidates. But don’t take our word for it -- just read what The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin has to say about LCV’s remarkable impact in 2012:
With little fanfare, the
In Denver this morning, President Obama delivered a spirited rebuke of Mitt Romney's blatant lies during last night's Presidential debate. Coming out swinging, a combative President Obama demanded that Romney be honest about the radical Romney-Ryan agenda instead of intentionally distorting the truth -- particularly on the issue of our nation's energy policy:
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"Governor Romney may dance around his positions, but if you want
LCV President Gene Karpinski and United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard write in the Des Moines Register that Mitt Romney's energy plan would cost Iowa thousands of wind energy jobs:
Iowans have seen firsthand that investing in wind energy creates jobs. That’s why it was especially disappointing that Mitt Romney recently told The Des Moines Register that if elected, he would let tax incentives for wind energy expire at the end of the year — a position
Guest post by LCV Policy & Lobbying Intern Shelbi Dantic:
While Romney was making climate change a punch line at the Republican National Convention, the United States National Climate Data Center (USNCDC) was busy finishing their report which was released this month that said that 2012 is the hottest year on record. More specifically, the USNCDC explained, “Each of the last 15 months has seen above-average temperatures, something else that has never happened before in the
Over the weekend, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski appeared opposite the Heritage Foundation’s David Kreutzer on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss the current state of U.S. energy policy and the emergence of America’s energy future as a political issue that’s shaping the post-convention election landscape as a clear choice between remarkably different candidates. Specifically, Gene notes that the Obama administration's recently finalized fuel efficiency standards will cut carbon pollution, create new jobs, reduce
This weekend on NBC's Meet the Press, Mitt Romney doubled down on his climate ignorance, reiterating what he said during his convention speech:
"I'm not in this race to slow the rise of the oceans or to heal the planet."
Contrast Romney's indifference for the future of the planet, with what President Obama said during his own convention speech:
"My plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is