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  • Press Release 15 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Sen. Joni Ernst Delivering the Republican State of the Union Response

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement in reaction to Senator Joni Ernst delivering the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address this year:

    “It’s troubling that Republican leaders have chosen a climate science denier like Joni Ernst to represent their party and deliver their State of the Union response. Senator Ernst has advocated for closing the Environmental Protection Agency, which would threaten enforcement of bedrock environmental ...More

  • Press Release 15 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Rep. Don Young's Anti-Parks Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel released this statement following the introduction of the Marine Access and State Transparency Act (H.R. 330) by Representative Don Young (R-AK):

    “Congressman Young missed the message the American people sent during the government shutdown two years ago. Americans value our National Parks and iconic areas like Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty, but this legislation would attack the century-old law that has helped ...More

  • Press Release 15 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Governor Walker's Decision to Sue the EPA-Politically Driven, Bad for Wisconsin

    Madison - Governor Walker announced in last night’s State of the State address that he will ask Attorney General Brad Schimel to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over proposed standards limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.

    The EPA’s Clean Power Plan is the most important step we’ve taken to address the threat of climate change. We already have safeguards in place for pollutants like arsenic, mercury and lead, and the Clean Power Plan finally ...More

  • Press Release 14 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Obama Administration's Actions to Reduce Methane Pollution

    WASHINGTON DC — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the Obama administration’s actions to reduce harmful methane pollution by the oil and gas industry:

    “This announcement once again demonstrates the President’s strong commitment to tackling the climate crisis through his Climate Action Plan. This is an important first step in creating the strongest possible standards to curb our nation’s largest sources of industrial methane pollution. We look forward to ...More

  • Press Release 13 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Mike Boots

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the news that Acting Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots will be leaving the Obama administration:

    “Mike has been an incredibly hard-working and effective champion inside the White House. He’s played a very important role in ensuring that the administration uses its executive authority to make major progress on issues like clean air, clean water, climate ...More

  • Press Release 13 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Chispa Statement on Gov. Ducey’s State of the State Address

    PHOENIX, AZ –Chispa Program Director Pedro Lopez issued the following statement on Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s State of the State address, highlighting the governor’s missed opportunity to elevate the issues of energy, pollution and climate change for Latinos and all Arizonans:

    “Governor Ducey’s address missed the mark. The Governor failed to make real investments in clean energy like wind and solar to help the Grand Canyon State’s environment and our economy. Seven out of ...More

  • Press Release 09 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Chispa Statement on SRP Public Comment Hearing in Glendale

    PHOENIX, AZ – Chispa Program Director Pedro Lopez issued the following statement on SRP, Arizona’s largest public power utility, excluding Latino community from participation in today’s public hearing in Glendale about their proposed rate increase and tax on rooftop solar:

    “The Latino community should have a voice in the decisions that affect our health, pocketbook, and our children’s future. Latinos represents more than a third of SRP’s customer base, but the utility has made little ...More

  • Press Release 09 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on the Nebraska Supreme Court's Ruling on Keystone XL's Proposed Route Through the State

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on the ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court today on Keystone XL’s proposed route through the state. Although a majority of the judges believe that the law was unconstitutional, a supermajority of five judges did not, so the lower court ruling was vacated and the route stands.

    “This ruling has no impact on the fact that the ...More

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