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  • 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

  • Press Release November 22, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Trump Keeping an “Open Mind” on Paris Agreement

    Washington, D.C. – In response to Trump’s statements to the New York Times that he is keeping an “open mind” on the Paris climate agreement, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

    “Hopefully, Trump really will keep an ‘open mind’ on the Paris climate agreement, which is an enormous step forward in the global battle to address the devastating impacts of climate change. President Obama and his administration helped bring ...More

  • Press Release November 21, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Trump’s 100 Days Preview Video

    Washington, D.C. – In response to president-elect Donald Trump’s video released today previewing what actions he will take during his first 100 days in office, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

    “Trump's plan for his first one hundred days in office must have Big Polluters salivating. According to his own video, it’s clear yet again that Trump’s energy policies are coming straight from polluting fossil fuel industries, which ...More

  • Press Release November 18, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV and TLCV Statement on Castner Range Public Meeting

    *Este comunicado de prensa está disponible en español.

    WASHINGTON D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski and Texas League of Conservation Voters (TLCV) Executive Director Elizabeth Doyel issued the following statements in anticipation of Saturday’s public meeting in El Paso on the Castner Range National Monument proposal:

    “We’re thrilled the El Paso community will have the opportunity to share their vision to permanently protect the Castner Range as a national monument with the ...More

  • Press Release November 18, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President Obama’s Offshore Drilling Plan

    Coalition statement from 21 NGOs included below LCV statement.

    Washington, DC - In response to the release of the final offshore drilling plan for 2017-22 by President Obama’s Interior Department, LCV President Gene Karpinski released the following statement:

    “We enthusiastically applaud President Obama’s decision to say no to offshore drilling in the pristine Arctic Ocean, which is ground zero for the impacts of climate change. This decision builds on his earlier move to exclude the Atlantic Ocean ...More

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