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  • Press Release March 25, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    Senator Harry Reid Helped Announce Launch of Chispa Nevada

    Las Vegas, Nevada—Today, Senator Harry Reid, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Assemblywoman Oliva Diaz and Assemblyman Nelson Araujo helped kick-off Chispa Nevada, a new Las Vegas-based program aimed at getting Latino families involved in local environmental issues. At the event, local and national leaders discussed the essential role Nevada’s Latino community plays in the fight to combat climate change and increase access to clean energy.

    Chispa Nevada is a program of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) focused ...More

  • Press Release March 24, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Interior Department’s Next Steps in Review of Federal Coal Program

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the Interior Department launching the next steps in its review of the federal coal program, LCV Lands Conservation Fellow Andy French issued the following statement:

    “Today’s announcement from the Interior Department is a welcome and critical next step in the work that must be done to fix our outdated and broken federal coal leasing program. We’re confident that the overwhelming public support for ending these giveaways to coal companies will ...More

  • Press Release March 24, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Ted Strickland for U.S. Senate from Ohio

    WASHINGTON, DC— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland for U.S. Senate. Through a long and distinguished career in public office, Strickland has fought to grow Ohio’s clean energy economy and is committed to addressing the climate crisis.

    “With all the progress we’ve made on clean energy and climate change over the past ...More

  • Press Release March 21, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Candidates from Three Michigan Districts for Election to U.S. Congress

    WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced its endorsement today of candidates from three Michigan districts who are running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives: Lon Johnson (MI-1), Paul Clements (MI-6) and Gretchen Driskell (MI-7).

    “With so much at stake for our planet and public health this year, we need to elect leaders who take our clean ...More

  • Press Release March 18, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    MCV & LCV Action Fund Endorse Denise Juneau for U.S. House of Representatives

    HELENA, MT – Today Montana Conservation Voters (MCV) Congressional Action Fund & the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund announced their endorsement of Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau for election to the U.S. House of Representatives. If elected, Juneau will be the first female American Indian elected to Congress and only the second woman to represent Montana since Jeannette Rankin’s election 100 years ago.

    “Denise will be a champion for conservation issues in Congress ...More

  • Press Release March 17, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Gov. Snyder’s Statements at Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hosted a hearing with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder about the ongoing lead-poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan. In response to Gov. Snyder’s statements at the hearing, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “There are few polite words to describe Governor Snyder’s refusal to take full responsibility for the lead poisoning of the residents of Flint. What is happening under his watch ...More

  • Press Release March 16, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on New Supreme Court Nomination of Merrick Garland

    Washington, D.C. – As the President nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Scalia, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “We applaud President Obama for fulfilling his constitutional obligation to nominate a successor to Justice Scalia, and we believe that Merrick Garland has impeccable qualifications and will be a welcome addition to the highest court in the land. It's now time for Senator McConnell, Senator Grassley ...More

  • Press Release March 15, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Hillary's March 15th Primary Victories

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the results of the March 15th primary contests, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Tonight Hillary has racked up more critical victories and many more delegates! We are proud to have supported her win by partnering with Priorities USA Action on direct mail to primary voters in North Carolina and Florida, encouraging people to take advantage of early vote programs. It has been fantastic to watch a campaign ...More

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