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  • Press Release October 16, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Interior Department’s Cancellation of Arctic Ocean Lease Sales in 2016 and 2017

    Washington, DC - In response to the Interior Department cancelling sales of new oil and gas leases in the Arctic Ocean, League of Conservation Voters Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

    “This is great news for the Arctic! With Shell out of the picture and Secretary Sally Jewell’s Interior Department now having wisely canceled new lease sales, momentum is building toward a new course for the Arctic that protects these pristine waters ...More

  • Press Release October 15, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Governor Kasich’s Energy Plan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, GOP presidential candidate Governor John Kasich released his energy plan. In response, LCV Senior Vice President of Campaign Daniel J. Weiss issued the following statement:

    “Gov. Kasich’s energy plan is a carbon doomsday machine – once it’s launched there is no stopping the damage to our climate. His moderate tone does nothing to hide that his plan is a big polluters’ wish list by eliminating the Clean Power Plan to prioritize their ...More

  • Press Release October 13, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Members Urge CNN to ask Democratic Candidates about Climate Change Plans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Before the CNN Democratic Debate tonight, LCV members voted on a question for the moderators to ask the candidates. LCV Senior Vice President of Campaigns Daniel J. Weiss issued the following statement:

    “Before tonight’s debate, LCV’s members voted to urge the moderators to ask the candidates: ‘Given the large number of climate change deniers in Congress, how do you plan on enacting your agenda to fight climate change?’ Tonight, instead of a stage ...More

  • Press Release October 13, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    Democratic Candidates Discuss Climate Change during CNN Debate

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, at the first Democratic Presidential debate hosted by CNN, the candidates spoke about climate change and environmental protection. In response, LCV Senior Vice President of Campaigns Daniel J. Weiss issued the following statement:

    “The conversation we heard tonight about climate change and environmental protection could not have been more different than what we’ve heard from the GOP field. Instead of shirking their responsibility to act on climate, or denying the scientific consensus ...More

  • Press Release October 9, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on House Passage of Bill Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban

    Washington, DC - In response to the House passing legislation today that would lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports, League of Conservation Voters Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo released this statement:

    “Today’s vote once again makes clear that the radical leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives is more concerned with lining the pockets of Big Oil than standing up for American families. Lifting the 40-year old ban on exporting crude oil ...More

  • Press Release October 9, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit Stay of EPA Clean Water Rule

    Washington, DC – Today, the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit issued a stay blocking the EPA and Army Corps’ Clean Water Rule. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “We strongly disagree with this irresponsible decision that lets polluters continue to put the drinking water of one in three Americans at risk. Time and again the public has demonstrated that it overwhelmingly supports restoring these safeguards for the water ...More

  • Press Release October 1, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Senate Committee Passage of Bill Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban

    Washington, DC - In response to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee passing legislation today that would lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports, League of Conservation Voters Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo released this statement:

    “We are disappointed to see Senate leadership continuing to do the bidding of Big Oil. Lifting the 40-year old ban on exporting crude oil does nothing to help the average American family, as it would ...More

  • Press Release October 1, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on New Ozone Standard

    Washington, DC - In response to EPA’s new limit for smog-causing ozone at 70 parts per billion down from 75 parts per billion, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released the following statement:

    “While an improvement over the current woefully inadequate smog standard, this final rule falls short of what is truly needed to adequately protect the health of vulnerable populations, like children, asthmatics and those who work and play outside. No doubt big polluters ...More

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