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  • Press Release 30 Jul 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Hosts Day of Action Climate Rally in Support of the Clean Power Plan

    Portsmouth, NH — Today the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) hosted a climate action rally in support of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which places the first-ever limits on the amount of carbon pollution power plants can spew into our air. Community and business leaders, from across the state, joined to discuss the importance of the CPP in capping carbon emission while protecting our health and environment.

    “Today’s discussion and rally highlighted just how important ...More

  • Press Release 30 Jul 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Hosts Day of Action to Discuss the Clean Power Plan

    IOWA — Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) hosted two phone banks where Iowa residents voiced their support for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and encouraged Governor Branstad to take action. Iowa House of Representative Jo Oldson and Mike Carberry of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors kicked off the Des Moines and Iowa City phone banks. Both leaders emphasized the importance of a strong CPP that caps carbon pollution and protects public health ...More

  • Press Release 30 Jul 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Hosts Day of Action to Highlight the Clean Power Plan

    Raleigh, North Carolina — Today, Climate Action NC, a project of North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV), hosted a press conference and letter writing event to urge Senator Burr, Governor McCrory and other local leaders to support the Clean Power Plan, which will place reasonable limits on carbon pollution for the first time. In addition, both the North Carolina House and Senate are currently considering legislation related to the Clean Power Plan.

    “We are already ...More

  • Press Release 27 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV & CVI Joint Statement on House Passage of Idaho's Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the passage of H.R. 1138, Rep. Simpson’s bill that would establish three new wilderness areas in central Idaho, LCV and the Conservation Voters for Idaho jointly issued the following statement:

    “This is a great step in a long-standing effort to permanently protect some of Idaho’s most treasured natural places. We urge the Senate to swiftly pass this bill, and if they do not, we encourage the Obama Administration to hold ...More

  • Press Release 27 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    New Major Ad Campaign Holds Ron Johnson Accountable for Putting Polluters’ Profits Ahead of Wisconsin’s Health

    Urges Johnson to Vote in Support of Clean Power Plan

    Madison, Wisconsin – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) launched a major ad campaign aimed at holding Senator Ron Johnson accountable for opposing the Clean Power Plan, which would place reasonable limits on carbon pollution for the first time. With the EPA’s final Clean Power Plan rule and related votes in Congress expected soon, the ads call upon constituents to contact Senator Johnson and ...More

  • Press Release 27 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    New Major Ad Campaign Holds Richard Burr Accountable for Putting Polluters’ Profits Ahead of North Carolina’s Health

    Urges Burr to Vote in Support of Clean Power Plan

    Raleigh, North Carolina – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) launched a major ad campaign aimed at holding Senator Richard Burr accountable for opposing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would place reasonable limits on carbon pollution for the first time. With the EPA’s final Clean Power Plan rule and related votes in Congress expected soon, the ads call upon constituents to contact Senator Burr ...More

  • Press Release 22 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on McKinley Coal Ash Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – In anticipation of the passage of H.R.1734, the McKinley Coal Ash bill, in the House of Representatives today, LCV Legislative Associate Zach Drennen issued the following statement:

    “The McKinley bill marks yet another giveaway to polluters by the radical leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation removes the few key environmental protections in the EPA’s final coal ash rule and would allow polluters to go back to irresponsibly storing and ...More

  • Press Release 22 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Conditional Approval of Shell to Begin Arctic Drilling

    WASHINGTON, DC – LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s conditional approval of Shell to begin drilling in America’s Arctic Ocean:

    “Shell has provided zero confidence it can be trusted to operate in a remote, pristine, and unforgiving environment like the Arctic Ocean. We have other, cleaner ways to power our economy that don’t risk a devastating oil spill or increase the pollution fueling climate change. We will ...More

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