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  • Press Release December 10, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Senate Passage of WIIN Act

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the Senate passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “Tonight Congress finally delivered on the promise to provide aid to the community of Flint, which still suffers from a lack of access to clean, safe water. This long overdue funding should not have come at the cost of undermining protections for California’s waterways, the Endangered Species Act and ...More

  • Press Release December 10, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Rex Tillerson’s Nomination for Secretary of State

    Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that Trump will nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “This seems like it should be fake news, but it's all too real and scary. By naming Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, Trump would truly be turning over several key cabinet positions to Big Oil. His appointment would cause a massive conflict of interest, giving ExxonMobil - a ...More

  • Press Release December 9, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Nomination for Secretary of the Interior

    Washington, D.C. – In response to news reports that Trump is expected to announce that he will nominate Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Secretary of the Interior, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Donald Trump just posted a massive “for sale” sign on our public lands by nominating Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Secretary of the Interior. In Congress, Rep. McMorris Rodgers has consistently voted to prioritize drilling on our public ...More

  • Press Release December 8, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on the House of Representatives Passage of the Water Resources Development Act

    WASHINGTON D.C. – In response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Water Resources and Development Act, the League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “Once again, the Republican leaders in Congress are showing their true colors and playing politics with our clean water. By forcing this anti-environmental rider into the final water resources development package and refusing to provide aid to Flint without undermining protections for California waterways, ...More

  • Press Release December 7, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Pruitt's Nomination for EPA Administrator

    Washington, D.C. – In response to news reports that Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Scott Pruitt running the EPA is like the fox guarding the hen house. Time and again, he has fought to pad the profits of Big Polluters at the expense of public health. He’s sued the EPA over commonsense safeguards like the Clean Water Rule and ...More

  • Press Release December 5, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on California Drought Language in the Water Resources Development Act

    WASHINGTON D.C. – In response to a poison pill rider on the California drought being added to the final Water Resources Development Act, the League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “Once again Republican Congressional leadership is playing games with the health and safety of the people of Flint, Michigan. Adding a poison pill rider undermining the Endangered Species Act and threatening thousands of fishing jobs sets up a false ...More

  • Press Release November 30, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on EPA’s Evaluation on the Fuel Efficient Standards

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the EPA announced its proposed determination on the mid-term evaluation of the clean car and fuel efficiency standards, which will protect public health, combat climate change, reduce our dependence on oil and save consumers money. In response, LCV’s VP of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo released the following statement:

    “Moving full speed ahead to clean up our cars is just plain commonsense. It is good for our pocketbooks, our health, and our climate. ...More

  • Press Release November 29, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Trump Nominating Price and Chao For Cabinet Positions

    Washington, DC – In response to the announcements of President Elect Trump nominating Rep. Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Elaine Chao for Secretary of Transportation, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

    “Trump’s administration is looking more and more like a who’s who of climate deniers and Big Polluter allies. Both nominations announced today – Rep. Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services, ...More

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