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  • Press Release September 21, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on the Anticipated Passage of the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act

    Washington DC— In anticipation of the passage of Rep. Rob Bishop’s Utah Public Lands Initiative Act (HR. 5780) out of the House Natural Resources Committee, LCV’s Legislative Representative Andy French issued the following statement:

    “Rep. Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative utterly fails to provide the Bears Ears region of Southeast Utah with the protections it deserves. Instead of using his time at the helm of the Natural Resources Committee to move forward efforts that would protect historic ...More

  • Press Release September 20, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund & NYLCV Endorses Candidates DuWayne Gregory & Adriano Espaillat for Congress

    Albany, NY—The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, and the New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, announced their joint endorsements of two candidates for United States Congress: Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory running for Congressional District 2, and State Senator Adriano Espaillat running for Congressional District 13.

    "Suffolk County ...More

  • Press Release September 19, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Trump Considering Oil Industry Executive As Interior Secretary

    Washington, DC – In response to reports that the Trump campaign has said that oil industry executive Forrest Lucas, co-founder of oil product company Lucas Oil, is on the short list for appointment as Secretary of the Interior, LCV National Campaigns Director Clay Schroers issued the following statement:

    “It’s unfortunately of no surprise that Trump would consider handing the Interior Department over to an oil executive. Under a Trump presidency, any threat to Big Polluters’ profits ...More

  • Press Release September 19, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Two Michigan Environmental Champions for Re-Election to the U.S. House

    WASHINGTON, DC— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of two candidates from Michigan for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives: Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14).

    “Representatives Dingell and Lawrence have quickly established themselves as critical environmental leaders in Congress – which should not surprise anyone who is familiar with their lengthy records of public service,” ...More

  • Press Release September 16, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    #GreenStorm Shows Strong Environmental Support for Clinton, Senate Candidates

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– With a historic Election Day quickly approaching, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund and the NRDC Action Fund PAC along with our allies raised a record breaking $537,226 in a historic effort to support environmental champions in key races across the country, through a 48-hour online fundraising campaign called #GreenStorm. In 2014, LCV Action Fund and NRDC Action Fund PAC launched the inaugural #GreenStorm to bring a wide range of supporters ...More

  • Press Release September 15, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Trump's Vow to Kill Major Environmental Safeguards

    Washington, DC – The day after his trip to Flint, today Donald Trump gave a speech on the economy in which he vowed to kill major environmental safeguards, including the Clean Power Plan, the Clean Water Rule, and new ozone regulations. In response, LCV National Campaigns Director Clay Schroers issued the following statement:

    “Today Donald Trump doubled-down on his plans to put polluter profits ahead of public health. By outlining an economic plan with a centerpiece ...More

  • Press Release September 15, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on the Senate Passage of the Water Resources Development Act

    Washington DC— In response to the Senate passing the Water Resources and Development Act, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “We commend the Senate for acting to provide much-needed financial relief for the people of Flint, Michigan, who for far too long have been denied the basic human right of clean water. With too many communities across the country facing similar water pollution problems, it is fortunate that this legislation also includes ...More

  • Press Release September 14, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Trump's Visit to Flint

    Washington, DC – In anticipation of Donald Trump’s surprise visit to Flint, MI, where the lead contamination crisis is still ongoing, LCV National Campaigns Director Clay Schroers issued the following statement:

    “During the primaries, when the Flint water crisis was at its worst, Donald Trump dodged the issue saying ‘I shouldn’t be commenting on Flint’ and has stayed silent on the issue until suddenly deciding to visit now. Given Trump’s hostility toward environmental protections in general, ...More

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