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  • Press Release 13 Apr 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Hillary Clinton Running for President

    Washington, DC: On the announcement of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for President of the United State, League of Conservation Voters President, Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “We welcome Secretary Clinton to the Presidential race, and encourage her to build on her long record of environmental leadership by making climate change a top priority of her campaign. As a senator, Clinton supported comprehensive climate change legislation and efforts to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. ...More

  • Press Release 10 Apr 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Congressional Forum in L.A. Shines Light on Key Environmental Justice Policies

    National Director for the League of Conservation Voters’ Latino Outreach Program provides statement

    Phoenix, AZ – April 8, 2015 – This week, under the leadership of Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), members of the U.S. House Committee on National

    Resources, representatives of community-based,environmental and business groups, as well as state, local and tribal governments came together in a forum in Los Angeles to shine light on three key environmental policies that give low-income and communities of color tools ...More

  • Press Release 08 Apr 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Retirement of Rep. Lois Capps

    WASHINGTON, DC—League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement following the announcement that Rep. Lois Capps will retire at the end of this term:

    “Congresswoman Capps is a proven environmental champion who has worked tirelessly to protect California’s coast, combat climate change and grow our clean energy economy. Her stellar voting record has earned her an impressive 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. She has built a legacy of commonsense ...More

  • Press Release 31 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on President's Submission of Climate Plan to UN

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the United States’ submission to the United Nations to cut the pollution driving climate change by up to 28 percent below 2005 levels in 2025.

    “This commitment sends another important signal to the world that tackling climate change is a very top priority for President Obama. Building on game changing announcements like the one unveiled with China last year, countries are ...More

  • Press Release 27 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Passage of the Senate Budget Resolution

    Washington, DC: League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Director Sara Chieffo released this statement in response to the passage of the Senate budget resolution:

    “The priorities of the McConnell Senate are now perfectly clear—the Senate-passed budget puts the interests of big polluters ahead of American families. This continued assault on clean air and water, with repeated votes to undermine public health, puts this budget at odds with the common-sense environmental protections that Americans want. While ...More

  • Press Release 27 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Reid Retirement

    Washington, DC: In response to the announcement that Senator Harry Reid will retire at the end of this term, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    "No one fights the good fight harder than Harry Reid. Senator Reid is a true environmental champion who has fought to move America to a cleaner energy future while taking on climate change, which he called one of the greatest challenges of our time. As Majority ...More

  • Press Release 26 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Wednesday Senate Budget Votes

    Washington, DC: In response to Wednesday afternoon’s votes on the Senate Budget resolution, LCV’s Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “With this budget, Senator McConnell’s Senate is continuing to prioritize polluters’ interests. Today’s votes included a damaging amendment to undermine the EPA and the Army Corps' draft Clean Water Rule, which aims to protect the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans; and saw the majority of the Senate Republicans again reject the ...More

  • Press Release 20 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Fracking Rule from Department of Interior

    WASHINGTON, DC: League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released this statement in response to the publication of the Department of Interior’s final rule governing hydraulic fracturing on public lands:

    “This is an important step forward in regulating fracking, a process which has concerned communities across the country. Many aspects of this rule, such as stricter requirements for well construction and disposal of flowback water, reflect the urgent need to minimize ...More

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