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  • Press Release 26 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Wednesday Senate Budget Votes

    Washington, DC: In response to Wednesday afternoon’s votes on the Senate Budget resolution, LCV’s Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “With this budget, Senator McConnell’s Senate is continuing to prioritize polluters’ interests. Today’s votes included a damaging amendment to undermine the EPA and the Army Corps' draft Clean Water Rule, which aims to protect the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans; and saw the majority of the Senate Republicans again reject the ...More

  • Press Release 20 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Fracking Rule from Department of Interior

    WASHINGTON, DC: League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released this statement in response to the publication of the Department of Interior’s final rule governing hydraulic fracturing on public lands:

    “This is an important step forward in regulating fracking, a process which has concerned communities across the country. Many aspects of this rule, such as stricter requirements for well construction and disposal of flowback water, reflect the urgent need to minimize ...More

  • Press Release 19 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Executive Order to Curb Carbon Pollution

    Washington, DC: The League of Conservation Voters President, Gene Karpinski, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s new executive order directing the Federal government to cut carbon pollution and increase use of renewable energy sources.

    “President Obama is again proving that he is committed to meeting the climate change challenge head-on. As the biggest energy consumer in the country, the Federal government is well-positioned to lead by example as it reduces carbon pollution ...More

  • Press Release 18 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on Introduction of “Frack Pack” Legislation in the House

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released this statement in response to the introduction of the “Frack Pack” legislation, five bills that will remove exemptions and close loopholes that oil and gas companies use to circumvent major environmental legislation:

    “While oil and gas companies take advantage of loopholes and exceptions in our bedrock environmental laws, our communities assume all the risk. By holding fracking companies ...More

  • Press Release 17 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on House Republican Budget

    WASHINGTON, DC –League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement from Alex Taurel, Deputy Legislative Director in reaction the release of the House Republican 2016 Budget.

    “The House Republican Budget is yet another stunning symbol of the influence that the oil, gas and coal industries have over this Congress. The Republican Leadership should stop doing polluters’ bidding by sacrificing protections for clean air, water and public lands that Americans and many businesses rely on. Instead of ...More

  • Press Release 04 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Failed Attempt to Override Keystone Veto

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President of Gene Karpinski released this statement on the Senate’s failed attempt to override the President’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill:

    “It is time Senator McConnell and Leader Boehner move on from this tired political fight to approve the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL pipeline. The Senators who stood with the president and opposed this veto override attempt deserve credit for knowing Americans want us to ...More

  • Press Release 26 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    2014 National Environmental Scorecard Reveals House's Relentless Environmental Attacks for Fourth Year in a Row

    House Polluter Agenda Results in Tie for Most Scored Votes

    **Full Scorecard available here**

    WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today released the 2014 National Environmental Scorecard tallying the performance of every member of Congress on the year’s key environmental votes. The Scorecard is available in both English and Spanish at scorecard.lcv.org

    “This year’s Scorecard shows that while the world experienced the hottest year on record, the House recklessly trampled our environment, proving themselves ...More

  • Press Release 24 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Keystone Veto

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President of Gene Karpinski released this statement on the President’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill:

    “We’re thrilled that President Obama has taken the very important step of vetoing the bill to approve the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This veto, along with the president’s increasing public skepticism about Keystone XL, and his incredible leadership on a wide range of environmental issues, ...More

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