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  • Press Release February 11, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Launches Digital Ad Campaign Criticizing Sen. Manchin for Voting to Gut the Law that First Protected Half of our National Parks

    View the Senator Joe Manchin ads here and here.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a Facebook ad campaign holding Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) accountable for voting in favor of Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) amendment to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, which would essentially gut the Antiquities Act. The Antiquities Act was the law first used to protect half of our national parks and has been used ...More

  • Press Release February 10, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund, Sierra Club Endorse Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate

    Washington DC- Today the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and the Sierra Club endorsed Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate. Citing Russ’s commitment to combatting climate change, support for investment in clean energy, and Russ’s strong record as an environmentalist, the leading environmental organizations lent their official support to Russ’s candidacy.

    “We need a leader like Russ Feingold back in the Senate,” said LCV Action Fund SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “As a senator, he ...More

  • Press Release February 9, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Clean Power Plan Pause

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Supreme Court issued a temporary pause on implementation of the Clean Power Plan pending litigation in the lower courts. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    "While we strongly disagree with this temporary pause, we are confident that the courts will ultimately uphold the Clean Power Plan on its merits. These standards have a firm legal basis in the Clean Air Act, and have been embraced by a ...More

  • Press Release February 9, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President Obama’s FY 17 Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the release of President Obama’s FY17 budget proposal, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    "With his final budget proposal, President Obama has laid out an ambitious roadmap for the future that will help protect our air, water, lands and wildlife, meet our climate commitments, and invest in low-carbon transportation solutions and innovative clean energy technologies. Building a clean energy future and continuing to lead the world in tackling ...More

  • Press Release February 4, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on MSNBC Democratic Debate

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the MSNBC Democratic debate, the last before the New Hampshire primary, LCV National Press Secretary Seth Stein issued the following statement:

    “Hillary is a true champion on environmental issues, and tonight we again saw a leader that will preserve and build upon President Obama’s legacy. Her vision was clear tonight, that climate change is not just a challenge but an opportunity to create new jobs and make the United States ...More

  • Press Release February 4, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President Obama’s Proposal to Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the president’s proposal to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, League of Conservation Voters Land Conservation Fellow Andy French issued the following statement:

    "We applaud the Obama administration for continuing to invest in our future and fighting for America's best parks program. As we celebrate the centennial year of our country’s national parks, we should be looking for ways to celebrate our rich outdoor heritage and continue investing ...More

  • Press Release February 4, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Senate Obstruction to Providing Relief to Address Flint Water Crisis

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the cloture vote on the Senate energy bill LCV’s Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “We stand with the people of Flint and communities across the country suffering from similar health crises. It is simply mindboggling that certain members of the Senate are standing in the way of providing urgent relief to Flint’s families. Our nation can never make up for the permanent damage done to an entire community, ...More

  • Press Release February 4, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    GiveGreen hits $2 Million for Cycle in Support of Environmental Champions

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, NRDC Action Fund PAC and NextGen Climate have together already raised or contributed more than $2 million for federal and state candidates through GiveGreen and GiveGreen in the States in the 2015-2016 election cycle.

    LCV Action Fund’s federal GiveGreen program, which is supported by the NRDC Action Fund PAC, helps to elect pro-environmental candidates at the federal level. GiveGreen in the States is a ...More

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