There’s been a lot of debate over fracking, drilling, and oil pipelines recently. The dangers of groundwater contamination from the water- and chemical-heavy processes of fracking are coming into the public view, while an ExxonMobil pipeline has polluted Montana’s water supplies with over 63,000 gallons of crude oil, and tar balls from BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion are still washing up on Gulf coasts nearly two years after the incident.
Yet Fox News – the biggest
This morning’s Politico featured an op-ed by LCV President Gene Karpinski and Priorities USA Action senior strategist Bill Burton pointing out the correlation between high gas prices and Mitt Romney’s political fortunes. Despite stump claims that he wants to bring gas prices down, Romney’s staunchest supporters are oil interests –and when they profit, so does he. Big Oil’s pledged $200 million to help Romney’s campaign and defeat Obama.
“What does Big Oil get in return for
Natural disasters are breaking records with crushing heat-waves, devastating floods, and increasingly frequent and destructive storms. Around the world, communities are being destroyed and people are dying, but sometimes it’s hard to see the connections.
“The only plausible explanation for the rise in weather-extreme catastrophes is climate change.” –Munich Re, world’s largest reinsurance company.
Climate Impacts Day is a global action day to highlight the connections between climate change and extreme weather on May 5, 2012.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is an organization that writes voting-ready state legislation to hand to overextended politicians, giving them the chance to get bills passed quickly and efficiently. Sounds like a friendly group, right?
Unless the organization was funded almost entirely by corporate special interests pushing laws that benefit their bottom line at the expense of the public interest. ALEC’s legislation is corporate protectionism at its worst – downsizing government, knocking down
Roll Call today published a great piece about LCV’s efforts to ramp our legislative accountability and political programs, saying:
When Democratic strategist Bill Burton went looking for a partner to help his super PAC launch a $1 million ad campaign announced last week, he had more than one reason to knock on the door of the League of Conservation Voters.
The 43-year-old environmental group has ramped up both its political spending and its lobbying activity this year.
We know that coal-fired power plants are bad for our health. The American Lung Association has just released the State of the Air Report, finding that 41 percent of Americans suffer from pollutions levels that are often dangerous to breathe, and carbon pollution has been linked to higher instances of childhood asthma.
However, we might not know just how bad coal-fired power really is. The twenty-six coal-fired power plants owned wholly or in part
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Victory Fund and Priorities USA Action today launched a hard-hitting television ad campaign in key presidential swing states highlighting Mitt Romney’s pledge to protect Big Oil’s profits and billions in special tax breaks at the expense of middle class Americans.
“With Governor Romney promising to keep the oil industry’s taxpayer-funded handouts, it’s not surprising that Big Oil is spending big money to protect its big subsidies,” said Gene Karpinski,
Yesterday, Pennsylvania voters ousted the Dirty Dozen member Rep. Tim Holden (PA-17) in the Democratic primary for the seat, voting instead for Matt Cartwright, a candidate endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.
As part of the largest independent expenditure campaign in this race, the League of Conservation Voters launched