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  • Blog Post 04 Oct 2012  |   Soham Pandit

    President Demands Truth From Romney

    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 ...More

  • Blog Post 29 Sep 2012  |   Mike Palamuso

    Romney energy plan would cost jobs

    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 ...More

  • Blog Post 26 Sep 2012  |   Soham Pandit

    Romney's Joke Falls Flat

    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 ...More

  • Blog Post 10 Sep 2012  |   Soham Pandit

    LCV Debates Energy in the 2012 Race

    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 ...More

  • Blog Post 10 Sep 2012  |   Mike Palamuso

    Romney Doubles Down

    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 ...More

  • Blog Post 07 Sep 2012  |   Mike Palamuso

    Obama: Climate change is not a hoax

    After Mitt Romney mocked climate change during his convention speech, President Obama came out forecefully in support of addressing the climate crisis during his speech:

    "And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They’re a threat to our children’s future. And in this election, you can do something about it."

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  • Blog Post 06 Sep 2012  |   Soham Pandit

    President Drives Forward on Fuel Efficiency

    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 ...More

  • Blog Post 06 Sep 2012  |   Mike Palamuso

    Clinton Touts Fuel Efficiency Standards

    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 ...More

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