WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is expected to vote on Chairman Vitter’s “Sense of the Committee” resolution on small business input to the EPA’s Clean Water Rule. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“The Republican-led Senate is again trying to put roadblocks in the way of the EPA’s Clean Water Rule, which will restore pollution protections for the drinking water of 117 million Americans.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a $300,000 ad campaign in support of the EPA and Army Corps’ final Clean Water Rule. The ad will premiere on Sunday talk shows in DC, followed by a week on national cable. The ad features a voice narration describing the benefits of the rule, which will protect the drinking water of one-in-three Americans, with shots of three children
Washington, DC – Today, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers released the final Clean Water Rule, which restores protections to wetlands and small streams that contribute to the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
“Today is a great day. The Clean Water Rule is a major victory for the American people, who overwhelmingly support protecting the small streams and wetlands that feed into the
Washington, DC - Today, President Obama delivered the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut, and underscored that climate change is a national security risk. LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
“Once again President Obama has demonstrated the fundamental threat climate change poses to our way of life. The Defense Department has for years acknowledged that left unchecked, climate change will not only impact our ability to protect Americans at home,
Washington, DC - Today, Senate Republicans held two hearings where they showcased their assault on the EPA and Army Corps’ Clean Water Rule. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“Today’s attacks on the Clean Water Rule put these senators at odds with the vast majority of voters, who care about safe drinking water. In addition to being unpopular, the attacks on the rule are completely unfounded, and could put the
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Sen. Shelley Capito unveiled legislation to block the EPA from ever putting in place common sense limits on the amount of carbon pollution power plants can spew into our air. In response, LCV Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:
“Senator Capito’s radical legislation reads like a polluter’s wish list, with attacks aimed directly at the heart of the Clean Air Act. Not only does this bill allow power plants to
WASHINGTON, DC – In anticipation of the House of Representatives’ vote on H.R. 1732, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“This bill is yet another pro-polluter assault on the EPA’s critical Clean Water Rule, which will protect the drinking water of one in three Americans. Although the public has overwhelmingly called on the EPA to finalize these important safeguards for our nation’s waterways, the Republican House leadership is intent on putting the desires
WASHINGTON, DC - In response to the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announcing its conditional approval for Shell to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:
“It’s disappointing that the Interior Department is green-lighting Shell’s plans when the department’s own environmental assessment admits there is a 75 percent chance of a large oil spill in the Arctic if Shell fully develops its