WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news that President Obama will nominate REI CEO Sally Jewell to be Interior Secretary:
“Sally Jewell has a unique appreciation for public lands and has been nationally recognized for her conservation efforts. She’s the right choice to promote conservation and protect America’s national treasures. We look forward to working with her and thank Secretary Salazar for his leadership over
WASHINGTON - LCV President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news that Energy Secretary Steven Chu will leave the Obama administration:
"Secretary Chu has led the Energy Department at a time when our nation made the single largest investment ever in clean energy and doubled our use of renewables. He has proven himself to be one of the world’s greatest scientists and an ally in the fight against climate change.”
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement following the Senate’s vote today to confirm President Obama’s nomination of Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be Secretary of State:
“We congratulate Secretary Kerry on his confirmation and look forward to working with him in his new capacity to combat the climate crisis at home and abroad, protect our planet, and improve our national security,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation
WASHINGTON - LCV President Gene Karpinski released this statement following President Obama’s call to action on climate change during his Inauguration speech today, remarking that "we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations:"
"The President's remarks offered great hope for a cleaner, more sustainable planet for future generations. President Obama made the link between climate change and extreme weather and called
WASHINGTON - LCV President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the release of the third National Climate Assessment draft this afternoon:
"This draft report confirms what millions of Americans have been seeing right outside their window. Hurricane Sandy and the historic droughts, floods and heat waves happening across the country aren’t a fluke, but the result of a climate warming much faster than previously thought. If we put off action on climate change, the costs
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will promote sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Ed Markey for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. Markey has built his career around protecting the environment and has written landmark legislation combating climate change and protecting public health.
“There’s been no greater champion in Congress for the clean energy economy than Ed Markey. He has never stopped fighting
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement ahead of President Obama’s expected announcement today that he will nominate Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to succeed Secretary Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State:
“The President has chosen an ally to lead the State Department. Senator Kerry is a true leader on climate change and other environmental issues and has spent his career advocating for policies that are good for our planet and our
WASHINGTON – Following last night’s report that Ami Bera has defeated Rep. Dan Lungren (CA-07), the League of Conservation Voters “Flat Earth Five” campaign has helped defeat four climate change deniers in the House of Representatives this election cycle. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-24), Rep. Francisco Canseco (TX-23) and Rep. Joe Walsh (IL-08) were also defeated.
“The fossil fuel industry and their allies funneled millions of dollars into campaigns this cycle, but the success of the