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  • Press Release March 15, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Congratulates Tammy Duckworth on Her Victory in Democratic Primary

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld tonight congratulates Tammy Duckworth on her victory in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate from Illinois. LCV Action Fund endorsed Tammy Duckworth for Senate because she has been a strong advocate for our environment, as reflected most recently in her 89 percent score on LCV’s 2015 National Environmental Scorecard.

    “Tonight’s strong primary win shows that the people of ...More

  • Press Release March 15, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President Obama’s Draft Offshore Drilling Plan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Obama administration released a revised draft of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The plan, which is expected to be finalized before President Obama leaves office, removes leasing in the Atlantic Ocean, which had been proposed in an earlier draft, but maintains new leasing in the Arctic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “This plan is ...More

  • Press Release March 14, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Launches Digital Ad Campaign Thanking Pres. Obama For New Steps to Reduce Methane Pollution

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched an $80,000 digital ad campaign thanking President Obama for beginning the process to regulate existing sources of methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, which is a potent contributor to climate change. The ads highlight the danger to our environment and public health posed by methane pollution from the oil and gas sector and thank the President and ...More

  • Press Release March 14, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Flint House Oversight Committee Hearings

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will host two hearings, on Tuesday and Thursday, about the ongoing lead-poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan. Witnesses will include Flint’s former emergency manager and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. In anticipation of these hearings, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “This week’s hearings on the Flint water crisis are an opportunity to shine a light on Governor Snyder and his ...More

  • Press Release March 14, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    Major Environmental Groups Back Duckworth for Senate

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has won the endorsements of three of the country's most powerful environmental organizations in her campaign to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate. The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, the NRDC Action Fund and the Sierra Club are backing Duckworth because she is the right choice to advance U.S. leadership on climate change and protect the country's bedrock clean air and clean water laws. Duckworth ...More

  • Press Release March 10, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on U.S. Canada Joint Announcement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic

    Washington D.C.—Today President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau announced a series of important announcements to combat climate change. In response League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski said:

    President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau are demonstrating just the kind of joint leadership and cooperation we need to combat climate change and meet the emissions reductions targets agreed to in Paris. After many years in which Canada moved in the wrong direction on ...More

  • Press Release March 10, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Congresswoman Alma Adams for Re-election

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Alma Adams for re-election to Congress (NC-12). During her first term in Congress, Congresswoman Adams has consistently supported critical clean energy initiatives and public health protections.

    “We are thrilled to support Congresswoman Adams in her re-election campaign—as a first-term Congresswoman, she’s shown compelling dedication to combating climate change,” said ...More

  • Press Release March 10, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Rubio, Kasich’s Comments on Climate Change at GOP Debate

    Washington, D.C. – Tonight, the Republican presidential candidates met for a debate in Miami, where both Sen. Rubio and Gov. Kasich were asked about their stances on climate change. In response, LCV National Press Secretary Seth Stein issued the following statement:

    “Tonight, Marco Rubio essentially told the people of Florida – who are already experiencing the impacts of climate change – that he will throw his hands in the air when confronted with this critical issue ...More

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