Today, 34 new environmental champions were sworn into office in the House of Representatives and seven took their seats in the Senate. As the 113th Congress begins, you can learn more about these legislators on our 2012 Environmental Facebook, which summarizes the backgrounds and environmental positions of newly elected federal candidates who were endorsed and/or financially supported by LCV Action Fund. After working hard to help elect these champions, we’re looking forward to working with
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement ahead of President Obama’s expected announcement today that he will nominate Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to succeed Secretary Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State:
“The President has chosen an ally to lead the State Department. Senator Kerry is a true leader on climate change and other environmental issues and has spent his career advocating for policies that are good for our planet and our national security. LCV
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