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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As he mulls running for Senate in New Hampshire, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a $200,000 television ad campaign highlighting that former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown voted to protect Big Oil’s taxpayer-funded subsidies just weeks after receiving thousands in campaign contributions from oil companies. The ad, “Friends,” begins airing this week across New Hampshire and will run through February 19th.
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WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the release of the State Department’s final environmental impact statement on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:
“This is just another step in a long process. The bottom line is still the same -- this pipeline clearly flunks the President's carbon pollution test and must be rejected. With the FEIS out, it’s Secretary Kerry’s obligation to truly engage in the next step
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the retirement of Congressman Henry Waxman:
“For forty years, there has been no greater champion for protecting the environment and public health than Henry Waxman. From the life-saving Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 to his leadership in passing the first comprehensive climate change legislation through the U.S. House to his ongoing efforts to take on climate change deniers, he has
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening:
“President Obama sent a clear signal that action to address the climate crisis won’t be held hostage by the climate change deniers running the House of Representatives. The President has already made major progress implementing his Climate Action Plan, and it’s clear he’s going to keep using his executive authority to make
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Conservation Voters New Mexico Executive Director Demis Foster and League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of today’s public meeting in New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region. The meeting, hosted by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall and attended by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, is meant to give local residents the chance to share their vision for how the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region can be
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s watershed assessment of the impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine on Alaska’s Bristol Bay:
“The EPA got it right and confirms what we already know. The Pebble Mine would produce up to 10 billion tons of toxic waste and could devastate Alaska’s salmon industry, the environment, and the way of life for
WASHINGTON, DC –League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the creation of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, a group chaired by Senators Boxer and Whitehouse that includes more than a dozen Senators committed to pushing for action on climate change:
“Big Oil and corporate polluters have worked with their allies in Congress to prevent action on climate change for far too long. This task force is the latest sign that
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 Alex Sink for Congress (FL-13). Alex Sink has worked tirelessly on the local level to protect the environment while improving Florida’s economy, and is committed to working in Congress to improve water quality and preserve our natural resources.
“Alex Sink has a strong record of bringing communities together with businesses