WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news that President Obama will nominate Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
“Gina McCarthy cares about progress not partisanship. She’s worked for administrations from both parties and made extraordinary progress protecting the air we breathe and defending public health. Republicans and Democrats easily confirmed Gina McCarthy as head of the EPA’s clean air division, and
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the State Department’s release of the supplemental environmental impact statement for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:
“This analysis fails to accurately reflect the devastating impact the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would have on our already warming climate. People who think our climate wouldn’t be negatively impacted by Keystone XL have their heads in the (tar) sands.
Will severely impact EPA’s ability to protect water we drink and air we breathe
WASHINGTON, DC – Automatic budget cuts to environmental and conservation programs under the sequester could cost all 50 states and the District of Columbia a combined $200,000,000 and severely impact the EPA’s ability to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink. The League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of budget cuts slated to begin
AFP's Big Oil Scorecard badly at odds with LCV Scorecard, expert consensus
WASHINGTON, DC – The most notorious oil executives in America – the Koch brothers – recently defended their allies in Congress when their front group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), gave their stamp of approval to some of the most anti-environmental members of Congress. The Koch brothers, ranked #2 on Rolling Stone’s list of those blocking progress on global warming, used the release of their
WASHINGTON, DC- The League of Conservation Voters today released the 2012 National Environmental Scorecard, reflecting the U.S. House of Representatives’ extreme assault on our environmental and public health safeguards at a time of extreme weather events across the country. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) took part in this morning’s Scorecard release and highlighted the U.S. Senate’s work in defending the important safeguards Americans rely on.
“The best that can be said about this session of the
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Education Fund announced today that their December tele-townhall with EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has set a new Guinness World Record® as the largest conference call in history. Nearly 17,000 people from across the nation took part in the call to discuss the Obama administration’s historic new fuel efficiency standards, breaking the previous Guinness record by more than 60 percent.
“The historic turnout on our
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of introduction this afternoon of Senators Boxer’s (D-CA) and Sanders’ (I-VT) legislation to combat climate change and invest in clean energy. This follows LCV’s release of nationwide polling yesterday showing strong public support for action on climate change:
“This legislation is a significant step in the right direction. It should be as unacceptable to spew toxins in our air as
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski tonight released this statement following President Obama's State of the Union address:
"President Obama went before Congress and laid down an important marker - act on climate or I will. With climate deniers still running the House of Representatives, the President will need to use his authority to make the progress we need. We look forward to working with him to confront the climate crisis."