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  • Press Release 30 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on FY16 "Climate Deniers Budget"

    WASHINGTON, DC - In response to the House passage of the Republican Congress’ FY16 budget conference report, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

    “This “Climate Change Deniers Budget” is yet more evidence that big polluters seem to have Republican leadership in their back pockets, even while a majority of American people recognize the consequences of climate change. Unfortunately, Republican leaders removed Senate-approved provisions that acknowledge the scientific reality of human-caused climate change ...More

  • Press Release 30 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Congressional Attempts to Block EPA's Proposed Clean Water Rule

    WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House is expected to pass the anti-environmental Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which along with other concerning items contains a harmful rider that would block the EPA’s proposed Clean Water Rule. At the same time, Senate opponents unveiled legislation to undermine the rule through needless delay and arbitrary guidelines and exemptions. The House is also expected to pass Reps. Shuster’s and Gibb’s H.R. 1732, a standalone bill to withdraw ...More

  • Press Release 29 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Rep. Whitfield's Attack on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the Energy and Commerce Committee’s expected passage of H.R. 2042, Rep. Whitfield’s attack on the EPA Clean Power Plan, LCV Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “Rep. Whitfield’s "just say no" bill lets our nation's biggest polluters off the hook and enables them to continue to spew unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into our air. We cannot afford to let legislators backed by the fossil fuel industry ...More

  • Press Release 28 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Senate Markup of Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Legislation

    WASHINGTON DC— In response to the Environment and Public Works Committee’s markup of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released the following statement:

    “We greatly appreciate the work of Senators Merkley, Whitehouse, and Booker to make serious improvements to this legislation, but we still have concerns that must be addressed to ensure TSCA reform results in ...More

  • Press Release 27 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    House Republican Leaders Waste No Time in Attacking Environmental Protections

    WASHINGTON, DC – In anticipation of planned votes by the House of Representatives this week, LCV Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement. This week, the House is expected to bring the anti-environment Energy and Water Appropriations bill to the floor for a vote, likely to be followed by a vote on Rep. Shuster’s bill to block the EPA and Army Corps’ draft Clean Water Rule. Separately, the Energy and Commerce Committee is ...More

  • 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

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