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  • Press Release 31 Aug 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President Obama's Visit to Alaska

    Washington, DC – LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement about President Obama’s visit to Alaska and his unprecedented trip to the Arctic:

    “President Obama’s visit to the Alaskan Arctic is an unprecedented attempt to draw the world’s attention to climate change’s ground zero. It comes shortly after the release of his administration’s Clean Power Plan, which is the biggest step we have ever taken to combat climate change. Indeed, no president has done ...More

  • Press Release 27 Aug 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President Obama's Visit to New Orleans on Ten Year Commemoration of Hurricane Katrina

    Washington, DC – In response to President Obama’s remarks in New Orleans to mark the ten year commemoration of the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Ten years ago this week, the Gulf region was torn apart by Hurricane Katrina, which did such unprecedented damage that the recovery process is still underway. It is a tragedy that these communities had to pay a bitter price in lives, in homes, and ...More

  • Press Release 27 Aug 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Injunction Blocking EPA Clean Water Rule

    Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. District Court for North Dakota issued an injunction blocking the EPA and Army Corps’ Clean Water Rule. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “This is a terrible decision for the 1 in 3 Americans who have already been waiting too long for these vital protections for their drinking water. The District Court for North Dakota’s decision puts the interests of big polluters over people in ...More

  • Press Release 27 Aug 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Releases New Polling on Clean Power Plan

    WASHINGTON, DC – A new bipartisan poll on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan shows an overwhelming majority of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want their governors to implement the Clean Power Plan. The poll, conducted for the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) by Democratic pollster Hart Research Associates and Republican pollster Chesapeake Beach Consulting, also confirms a broad majority of Americans are in favor of the Clean Power Plan overall.

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  • Press Release 24 Aug 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV’s Ohio Program Statement on Attacks on EPA’s Stronger Ozone Standards

    OHIO — In response to the latest industry-backed attacks on the EPA’s proposed update of the ozone standards, Beth Nagusky, LCV Ohio Policy Director, issued the following statement:

    “Dirty energy corporations and their allies are once again trying to undermine clean air by making the false accusation that the EPA’s stronger ozone standards are bad news for Ohio. These doomsday claims are straight out of the same tired and failed playbook polluters use every time ...More

  • Press Release 24 Aug 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Commends President Obama's New Actions on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Obama will announce executive actions that will expand the development of clean energy sources and energy efficiency projects at Senator Harry Reid’s National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “President Obama's clean energy announcement once again demonstrates his administration’s commitment to combatting climate change, reducing carbon pollution, and modernizing the energy sector. Among other exciting impacts, these actions will spur clean ...More

  • Press Release 18 Aug 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCVAF Statement on Hillary Clinton Announcing Her Opposition to Arctic Ocean Drilling

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today Hillary Clinton announced her opposition to Arctic Ocean drilling. In response the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund released the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs:

    “We are very excited to see Secretary Clinton come out in opposition to Arctic Ocean drilling. She recognizes that we have a moral obligation to act on climate for the sake of our children and grandchildren and that Arctic drilling is ...More

  • Press Release 18 Aug 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Commends Obama Administration's New Methane Pollution Standards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Obama Administration is expected to unveil the first ever methane pollution standards for new and modified sources in the oil and gas industry, with a goal of reducing methane pollution 40-45% by 2025. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “The Obama Administration has taken another landmark step in the fight against climate change by proposing the first ever limits on methane pollution from the oil and ...More

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