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  • Blog Post 07 Jul 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    The Climate Action Plan is Paving a Path Towards Paris

    Since President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan last June, he has taken steps to reduce carbon pollution, help our country adapt to the climate change impacts already underway, and to re-establish our leadership in the international arena. The President’s plan is critical to meeting the commitment he made at the 2009 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen for the United States to reduce carbon pollution 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. The efforts ...More

  • Blog Post 02 Jul 2014  |   James Silberstein

    LCV’s Annual Dinner with Keynote Speaker President Barack Obama

    Last week, League of Conservation Voters (LCV) held its annual Capital Dinner in Washington, DC. The event featured a keynote speech by President Obama, remarks by Senator Tim Kaine (VA) and award presentations including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi awarding Congressman Henry Waxman with the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters being presented with the John Hunting Winning for the Environment Award. Check out some of the pictures from the great night!


  • Blog Post 20 Jun 2014  |   Zach Drennen

    The Shifting Economics of Tar Sands Development

    This week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resource committee once again voted on approving the Keystone pipeline. While Senator Landrieu (D-LA) may be eager to show she can deliver for the oil and gas industry, the industry itself has become less eager of late to dig into tar sands projects. On May 30th, the Canadian branch of French oil major Total SA put on indefinite hold an $11-billion project that would have extracted 160,000 barrels ...More

  • Blog Post 19 Jun 2014  |   James Silberstein

    Carbon Rule: Good for the Planet, Really Good for Jobs

    The economy is still king, according to a recent survey conducted by CNN/ORC. The poll showed American voters overwhelmingly rank the economy as the most important political issue today, so last week when the President announced a historic plan to drastically reduce carbon emissions, the conversation also focused on the plan’s economic impacts.

    Polluter-backed special interests like the Chamber of Commerce have attacked the proposal, making catastrophic predictions to scare the American people. In a ...More

  • Blog Post 18 Jun 2014  |   Jeff Gohringer

    14 House Members Likely Do the Bidding of Polluters

    On Thursday, the House Energy and Power Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the EPA’s proposed standards limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants, a core pillar of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. We can expect to hear the same old tired attacks on the proposal from those desperate to hold onto outdated, dirty, and dangerous sources of energy. Here’s a compilation of comments from the 14 members of the subcommittee who deny or question ...More

  • Blog Post 13 Jun 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Climate Change is a Danger to Our Health

    Climate disruption is already affecting our daily lives by jeopardizing our health and devastating our communities all across the country. Thankfully, President Obama is tackling the problem head on. The core pillar of the President’s strategy is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently-announced Clean Power Plan, which will place commonsense limit on carbon pollution from existing power plants. This is a critical step that will combat climate change, protect public health, and help preserve our ...More

  • Blog Post 12 Jun 2014  |   Jeff Gohringer

    Five Energy Facts That Cory Gardner Isn’t Talking About

    Cory Gardner has been busy touting his so-called all-of-the-above energy strategy. But he’s not telling Colorado voters all of the story. Here are five of the biggest facts on energy that Cory Gardner isn’t talking about on the campaign trail:

    - He isn’t talking about his campaign contributions from polluting allies like the oil billionaire Koch Brothers.

    - He isn’t talking about his votes for subsidies for Big Oil.

    - He isn’t talking about his ...More

  • Blog Post 12 Jun 2014  |   Kathleen Schuler

    Minnesota’s Toxic Free Kids Act: Who Could Vote Against It?

    Minnesota came close to passing the Toxic Free Kids Act (TFKA) in 2014. Close, but not quite. TFKA would have required manufacturer reporting on children's products containing nine toxic chemicals identified by the Minnesota Department of Health as especially harmful to children. The bill would have provided parents with critical information about these toxic chemicals to help them choose safer products for their kids. Who could vote against protecting kids? Well, not many state ...More

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