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  • Press Release March 18, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    MCV & LCV Action Fund Endorse Denise Juneau for U.S. House of Representatives

    HELENA, MT – Today Montana Conservation Voters (MCV) Congressional Action Fund & the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund announced their endorsement of Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau for election to the U.S. House of Representatives. If elected, Juneau will be the first female American Indian elected to Congress and only the second woman to represent Montana since Jeannette Rankin’s election 100 years ago.

    “Denise will be a champion for conservation issues in Congress ...More

  • Press Release March 17, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Gov. Snyder’s Statements at Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hosted a hearing with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder about the ongoing lead-poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan. In response to Gov. Snyder’s statements at the hearing, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “There are few polite words to describe Governor Snyder’s refusal to take full responsibility for the lead poisoning of the residents of Flint. What is happening under his watch ...More

  • Press Release March 16, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on New Supreme Court Nomination of Merrick Garland

    Washington, D.C. – As the President nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Scalia, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “We applaud President Obama for fulfilling his constitutional obligation to nominate a successor to Justice Scalia, and we believe that Merrick Garland has impeccable qualifications and will be a welcome addition to the highest court in the land. It's now time for Senator McConnell, Senator Grassley ...More

  • Press Release March 15, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President Obama’s Draft Offshore Drilling Plan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Obama administration released a revised draft of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The plan, which is expected to be finalized before President Obama leaves office, removes leasing in the Atlantic Ocean, which had been proposed in an earlier draft, but maintains new leasing in the Arctic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “This plan is ...More

  • Press Release March 15, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Congratulates Deborah Ross on her Victory in Democratic Primary

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld tonight congratulates Deborah Ross on her victory in the North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate primary. LCV Action Fund endorsed Deborah Ross for Senate because she has been a longtime champion of protecting North Carolina’s environment and growing our clean energy economy.

    “We congratulate Deborah Ross on her win in tonight’s primary, which shows that North Carolinians are ...More

  • Press Release March 15, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Congratulates Tammy Duckworth on Her Victory in Democratic Primary

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld tonight congratulates Tammy Duckworth on her victory in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate from Illinois. LCV Action Fund endorsed Tammy Duckworth for Senate because she has been a strong advocate for our environment, as reflected most recently in her 89 percent score on LCV’s 2015 National Environmental Scorecard.

    “Tonight’s strong primary win shows that the people of ...More

  • Press Release March 15, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Hillary's March 15th Primary Victories

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the results of the March 15th primary contests, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Tonight Hillary has racked up more critical victories and many more delegates! We are proud to have supported her win by partnering with Priorities USA Action on direct mail to primary voters in North Carolina and Florida, encouraging people to take advantage of early vote programs. It has been fantastic to watch a campaign ...More

  • Press Release March 14, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    Major Environmental Groups Back Duckworth for Senate

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has won the endorsements of three of the country's most powerful environmental organizations in her campaign to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate. The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, the NRDC Action Fund and the Sierra Club are backing Duckworth because she is the right choice to advance U.S. leadership on climate change and protect the country's bedrock clean air and clean water laws. Duckworth ...More

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