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  • Press Release 22 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President’s Earth Day Visit to the Florida Everglades

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on President Obama’s visit to the Florida Everglades where he underscored that climate change and conservation are top priorities:

    "President Obama’s trip to the Florida Everglades on Earth Day highlights his leadership combating climate change and investing in conservation. The president understands that we have a moral obligation to tackle the climate crisis and that a healthy environment and a growing economy ...More

  • Press Release 21 Apr 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Congressional Republican Leaders Mark Earth Day with Attacks on Environmental Protections

    Washington, DC: In anticipation of a series of anti-environmental actions undertaken in Congress on the 45th Earth Day, League of Conservation Voters Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement. On Earth Day (April 22) the House Energy and Power subcommittee will mark up Rep. Whitfield’s draft bill to block the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The House Appropriations Committee will also mark up the Energy and Water appropriations bill which contains ...More

  • Press Release 16 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Fast Track Trade Bill

    Washington, DC: In response to the introduction of “fast track” legislation in the Senate to give the administration expedited approval for international trade agreements, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote:

    “The public has a right to know what is in these massive trade deals before they are finalized. Trade agreements have enormous implications on environmental protections around the world, and they deserve real debate, a transparent process, ...More

  • Press Release 13 Apr 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Launches Ad Campaign urging Senators to Reject Dirty Energy Agenda

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    WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced a nearly $625,000 multi-media advertising campaign calling on Senators to put people first and reject the big polluter agenda that has been the hallmark of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s first 100 days as leader. The campaign includes television and digital ads in the Washington, DC metropolitan market.

    “Under Mitch McConnell’s leadership, the Senate has seen an all-out effort to dismantle clean air and ...More

  • Press Release 13 Apr 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Hillary Clinton Running for President

    Washington, DC: On the announcement of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for President of the United State, League of Conservation Voters President, Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “We welcome Secretary Clinton to the Presidential race, and encourage her to build on her long record of environmental leadership by making climate change a top priority of her campaign. As a senator, Clinton supported comprehensive climate change legislation and efforts to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. ...More

  • Press Release 10 Apr 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Congressional Forum in L.A. Shines Light on Key Environmental Justice Policies

    National Director for the League of Conservation Voters’ Latino Outreach Program provides statement

    Phoenix, AZ – April 8, 2015 – This week, under the leadership of Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), members of the U.S. House Committee on National

    Resources, representatives of community-based,environmental and business groups, as well as state, local and tribal governments came together in a forum in Los Angeles to shine light on three key environmental policies that give low-income and communities of color tools ...More

  • Press Release 08 Apr 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Retirement of Rep. Lois Capps

    WASHINGTON, DC—League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement following the announcement that Rep. Lois Capps will retire at the end of this term:

    “Congresswoman Capps is a proven environmental champion who has worked tirelessly to protect California’s coast, combat climate change and grow our clean energy economy. Her stellar voting record has earned her an impressive 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. She has built a legacy of commonsense ...More

  • Press Release 31 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on President's Submission of Climate Plan to UN

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the United States’ submission to the United Nations to cut the pollution driving climate change by up to 28 percent below 2005 levels in 2025.

    “This commitment sends another important signal to the world that tackling climate change is a very top priority for President Obama. Building on game changing announcements like the one unveiled with China last year, countries are ...More

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