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  • Blog Post 11 Mar 2014  |   Mark Sheridan

    President Obama Protects Public Lands As Part of His “Year of Action”

    Following up on his pledge in his State of the Union Address to “use my authority to protect more of our pristine federal lands for future generations” during this “year of action,” President Obama today designated Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument. The 1,665-acre nature preserve is located in Northern California along the scenic Mendocino County coast. This designation, which came in response to the local community’s desire to ...More

  • Blog Post 07 Mar 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Ed Schultz Takes a Stand Against Keystone XL

    Although he initially supported the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, MSNBC host Ed Schultz has spent the past several weeks talking to climate change experts and landowners in Nebraska about what it would mean for our country. He delighted opponents of the dangerous pipeline this week when he announced that he has changed his mind, and now believes that it should not be approved.

    LCV’s own Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld was ...More

  • Blog Post 05 Mar 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Renewable Energy: Moving America Forward

    There has been some exciting buzz swirling around recently about the future of renewable energy. We continue to see an increase in the amount of wind, solar and geothermal capabilities that we have at our disposal. This is great news as we attempt to break our dependence on dirty fossil fuels and move towards the clean energy economy of the future.

    In January, renewable energy accounted for nearly 99 percent of all new electric capacity, ...More

  • Blog Post 25 Feb 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    A Blatant Attack on the EPA

    Next week, the House will likely take up the so-called Electricity Security and Affordability Act, which aims to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to place commonsense limits on carbon pollution from power plants. This is yet another sweeping attack on the environment from the radial leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. It would also be a big win for corporate polluters and a loss for the American people by preventing President Obama ...More

  • Blog Post 14 Feb 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Members of Congress are Proud to Protect our Environment

    Since the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the 2013 National Environmental Scorecard earlier this week, many elected officials have been promoting their high scores and their commitment to protecting our environment and public health.

    Senator Robert Menendez (NJ) tweeted:

    Representative Scott Peters (CA) tweeted:

    Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) tweeted:

    Representative Derek Kilmer (WA) tweeted:

    Senator Martin Heinrich (NM) tweeted:

    Representative Jim Himes (CT), who earned a 96 percent rating on the ...More

  • Blog Post 11 Feb 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    2013 National Environmental Scorecard

    The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today released our 2013 National Environmental Scorecard, which allows you to see how your members of Congress voted on the year’s key environmental issues. There is a shocking disconnect between the results of the Scorecard and the impacts of climate change that we are seeing right outside our windows—including stronger storms, more intense wildfires and longer droughts.

    While President Obama was making significant progress on tackling the climate crisis, ...More

  • Blog Post 07 Feb 2014  |   Martín Witchger

    Representing Latino Voices to the EPA

    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to testify at the Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing on their proposed regulations on carbon pollution for new power plants. This is a hugely important step forward in the fight against climate change and protecting our health. I, along with other LCV staff and several colleagues in the GreenLatinos coalition, testified in support of the rules. I was proud to represent the Latino LCV members I work with and raise ...More

  • Blog Post 06 Feb 2014  |   Matt McKnight

    Congressional Allies: Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

    The State Department released the final environmental impact statement on the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline last week. We know that the Keystone XL pipeline would endanger water supplies, destroy forests, and worsen climate change at an intolerable rate. It’s clear that this pipeline is not in our national interest and must be rejected.

    The FEIS was just one step in a long process, and many of our biggest allies in Congress took ...More

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