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  • Press Release June 18, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Release of Papal Encyclical

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Pope is releasing an encyclical on the moral imperative to combat climate change. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “The Pope has demonstrated tremendous leadership by elevating the conversation on one of the most important issues of our time: climate change. There is a moral imperative to put forward a meaningful plan of action on climate change by world leaders, not only for the health of our ...More

  • Press Release June 18, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Senator Mark Kirk's Anti-Environment Interior Appropriations Mark Up Votes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)’s anti-environmental votes in the Senate Appropriations Committee markup of the FY16 Interior Appropriations bill, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Sara Chieffo, Vice President of Government Affairs:

    “Senator Kirk made crystal clear with his votes today on the Interior spending bill that he cares more about polluters than the health of his constituents. He was the deciding vote to undermine the Clean ...More

  • Press Release June 18, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement FY16 Senate Interior Appropriations Bill Mark Up

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up and passed the FY16 Interior Appropriations bill. In response, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

    “The Senate Interior Appropriations bill is an egregious attack on nearly every major environmental priority facing our nation, slashing funding for the EPA and other conservation priorities. This bill reads like it was written by big polluters, and includes damaging policy riders that have no place ...More

  • Press Release June 17, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Koch Brothers Political Allies Desperate Attacks on Papal Encyclical

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pro-polluter Presidential candidates, Members of Congress and industry front groups have wasted no time criticizing the Pope’s forthcoming encyclical on climate change. In response to these attacks, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “These desperate attacks on the Pope’s forthcoming encyclical expose the iron-grip that the Koch brothers and fossil fuel industry have on their political allies. It is reprehensible that politicians are joining big polluters to ...More

  • Press Release June 16, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Obama Administration Spurring Clean Energy Investments

    WASHINGTON, DC – In response to today’s White House announcement on executive actions and more than $4 billion in private investment for clean energy, LCV Legislative Associate Zach Drennen released the following statement:

    “We commend today’s announcement by the Obama Administration that will continue American leadership in the clean energy economy. From the Clean Energy Trust in Chicago to the Energy Accelerator in Hawaii, these investments will help hard-working entrepreneurs bring their visions from the drawing ...More

  • Press Release June 15, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Congressional Committee Mark-Ups of the Interior-EPA Appropriations Bills

    WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, the House and Senate Appropriations Committee will mark-up the FY2016 Interior-EPA Appropriations Bills. In anticipation, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel released the following statement:

    “It is no surprise that House Republican leaders are advancing an anti-environmental spending bill that’s a complete giveaway to their polluter backers, but the depth and scope of attacks in this bill are outrageous. Not only does this spending bill slash funding for critical priorities like ...More

  • Press Release June 13, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    Clinton Makes Climate a Campaign Priority

    Washington, DC: In response to Secretary Hillary Clinton’s speech in New York today, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund released the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs:

    “Kudos to Secretary Clinton! We’re thrilled that today’s powerful speech builds on her long record of environmental leadership by making crystal clear that climate change will be a top priority throughout her campaign. As a senator, Clinton supported comprehensive climate ...More

  • Press Release June 12, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCVEF Capital Dinner Features EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Honors Senator Harry Reid with Lifetime Achievement Award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, June 23rd, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be the keynote speaker at the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner, where Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as an environmental champion in Congress.

    Leaders from throughout the environmental community and many members of Congress are expected to attend. Media are required to RSVP in order to cover this event. To ...More

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