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
While accepting the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Lifetime Achievement Award last night in New York, environmentalist and actor Robert Redford spoke about what’s at stake for the environment in this year’s election. For more than twenty years, Redford has worked with LCV to pass laws that protect the air we breathe and the water we drink, hold our elected officials accountable, and elect environmental champions.
Speaking to the current political season Redford said, “How can
A new report finds the U.S. wind industry making impressive gains in domestic energy production due to strong and steady expansions in wind power capacity installations across the country, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
The report’s findings show that U.S. wind power capacity increased by 40 percent since 2011, now providing enough energy to power 13 million American homes and businesses. The looming expiration of the Production Tax Credit (PTC), however, threatens to
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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