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  • Press Release 14 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    Coalition Delivers 72,000 Petitions To NBC, ABC, CBS Demanding More Climate Change Coverage

    Washington D.C.—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Sierra Club and Media Matters for America delivered more than 72,000 petitions they collected demanding that ABC, NBC and CBS provide more climate change coverage during their evening newscasts. The petition campaign followed a Media Matters study which found that these networks featured only 12 climate change segments last year, a time of historic extreme weather including record-breaking heat waves, droughts and Superstorm Sandy. ...More

  • Press Release 09 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement on Republican Boycott of McCarthy Hearing

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news that Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have boycotted a vote on President Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

    “Even for Senator Vitter, today’s boycott is a new low. Gina McCarthy is a supremely qualified nominee who has worked under Democratic and Republican administrations, was widely praised ...More

  • Press Release 08 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement as Committee Considers Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s consideration today of Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Portman’s (R-OH) bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act:

    “This is a commonsense bill that members of both parties should get behind. Making small changes to become more energy efficient can make a big difference, cutting costs for consumers and helping combat the climate crisis. Republicans and ...More

  • Press Release 08 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Vice President Biden’s Comments on Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news reports that Vice President Joe Biden supports rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “As the Vice President might say, this is a big deal. Joe Biden has never been afraid to speak his mind and stand up for what’s right. His position in favor of rejecting the risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline builds on his ...More

  • Press Release 07 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    Coalition Pulls Facebook Ads

    Demands FWD.us Change Direction

    A broad coalition of grassroots organizations announced Tuesday that they would either pull their existing paid Facebook ads or hold purchases of new ads for a minimum of two weeks in response to the cynical advertising strategy employed by FWD.us, the political organization founded by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

    The coalition, led by environmental groups like the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters, immigration-rights organizations like Presente.org, and member-driven progressive organizations ...More

  • Press Release 06 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    More Than 70,000 Sign LCV Petition Urging Mark Zuckerberg to Ditch Dirty Energy Ads

    Washington, DC – In just five days, more than 70,000 people have signed the League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) petition urging Mark Zuckerberg to take down the dirty energy ads funded by his group, FWD.us, which support drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and building the risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. LCV will continue collecting signatures and spreading information on Facebook about this campaign until Zuckerberg and FWD.us take these anti-environmental ads off ...More

  • Press Release 30 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Congratulates Markey on Primary Victory in Massachusetts Senate Race

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski congratulated Ed Markey on his Democratic primary victory today in the Massachusetts Senate race. LCV has made this race a top priority, already investing nearly $850,000 on a grassroots field campaign to support Markey, knocking on more than 250,000 doors and making more than 180,000 phone calls to voters across the state ahead of tonight’s primary. “Voters across Massachusetts sent a strong message tonight ...More

  • Press Release 25 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Mayor Emanuel’s Announcement Expanding Recycling Across Chicago

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement on Mayor Emanuel’s announcement this week that he has teamed up with Coca-Cola to expand recycling across Chicago:

    “Recycling is a small thing that makes a big difference. This kind of partnership will bring more recycling to the city and lead the way toward a cleaner, greener Chicago. Rahm Emanuel was a strong environmental ally in Congress, and we’re thrilled he’s bringing the ...More

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