WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Emily Cain for Congress (ME-2). Cain supports action on climate change and advocates for a transition to a clean energy economy that will create jobs in Maine and across the country.
“Emily Cain’s strong record in Maine proves that she understands the importance of protecting our planet for future generations
Washington, D.C.—Tomorrow, the Obama Administration is expected to announce a pause on most new coal leases on public lands until a comprehensive environmental review is completed. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
“This is great news for our environment, taxpayers and local communities! It’s high-time we hit pause on the outdated federal coal program. Kudos to President Obama and Interior Secretary Jewell for taking the first steps towards fixing a broken system
Washington, D.C. – In anticipation of the House passing S.J. Res. 22, the Congressional Review Act “Resolution of Disapproval” permanently blocking the EPA and Army Corps’ Clean Water Rule, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
“It seems to be "Dirty Water Week' in the House as Republican leadership has once again done the bidding of Big Polluters by moving forward with another radical assault on protections for the drinking water of one in three
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
“With his final State of the Union, President Obama once again demonstrated his tremendous commitment to meeting the challenge of climate change and protecting our air, water, lands and wildlife for generations to come. Thanks to the president’s leadership, 2015 was a banner year for climate and conservation, including major victories on the Clean
Washington, D.C. –In anticipation of the House passing H.R. 1644, the Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining Act (STREAM Act), a bill to block the Department of Interior’s proposed Stream Protection Rule that aims to better protect mining communities from the harmful impacts of coal mining pollution, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“House Republican leadership is determined to undermine any and all efforts the Administration makes to ensure that our
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to TransCanada filing a NAFTA lawsuit over the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:
“Even for TransCanada this is beyond the pale. It’s long past time for them to accept the fact that their dirty and dangerous pipeline will never be built. Coming on the heels of the historic climate change agreement in Paris and
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, the Democratic candidates for president met for their third debate, hosted by ABC. In response, LCV National Press Secretary Seth Stein issued the following statement:
“We are deeply disappointed that the moderators tonight ignored a huge opportunity to ask the candidates their plans to address climate change. The American people are more likely to support a candidate who will take action on climate change, the Pentagon has repeatedly called it a national
WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Pete Gallego for Congress (TX-23). Gallego supports bipartisan solutions that will advance clean energy and protections for our country’s iconic landscapes.
“We need Pete Gallego back in Congress—he was a critical conservation ally in the Texas delegation,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “During his tenure in Congress, he