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  • Press Release September 22, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Interior Department's Conservation Announcement

    Washington, DC – Today, the Department of the Interior announced that conservation efforts have made a ‘threatened’ or ‘endangered’ listing under the Endangered Species Act unnecessary for the Greater sage-grouse and finalized management plans that lay the groundwork for protecting sagebrush habitat in eleven western states. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “This is a bipartisan win for conservation. Today's announcement is the result of unparalleled collaboration across all levels of government ...More

  • Press Release September 22, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    Conservationists Release New Ad Urging Senator Ron Johnson to Support Clean Power Plan

    Wisconsin’s Waterways Impacted by Climate Change, Threatening 1.6 Million Wisconsinites

    NEW AD: “Lakes”

    MILWAUKEE, WI -- Today, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters and coalition partners announced the launch of a new ad, “Lakes” and voiced their concerns for the harmful impacts Climate Change is having on Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and streams at a press conference at Milwaukee’s McKinley Marina.

    The national League of Conservation Voters’ latest ad highlights Senator Ron Johnson’s inaction on climate change, which has ...More

  • Press Release September 17, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on House Committee Passage of Bill Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban

    Washington, DC - In response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee passing legislation today that would lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports, League of Conservation Voters Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo released this statement:

    “We are disappointed that once again, the top priority of Big Oil is once again a top priority of the House leadership. Lifting the 40-year old ban on exporting crude oil would hurt American families by raising ...More

  • Press Release September 16, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    GOP Candidates Deny Importance of Action on Climate Change at CNN Debate

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the second GOP presidential primary debate, CNN moderator Jake Tapper asked the candidates about climate change. Recent polling by Republican pollster American Viewpoint found that Republican voters in the key primary states of South Carolina and New Hampshire support pro-environment policies and renewable energy, and majorities believe in climate change. In response, LCV Senior Vice President of Campaigns Daniel J. Weiss issued the following statement:

    “We applaud CNN for asking the candidates ...More

  • Press Release September 2, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Senator Marco Rubio's Energy Speech

    Washington, DC – In response to Senator Marco Rubio’s speech outlining his energy plan, LCV Vice President of Campaigns Daniel J. Weiss issued the following statement:

    “Marco Rubio’s energy plan sounds like a wish list of big polluter priorities. He would dismantle public health safeguards, putting our families’ well-being at risk to protect polluters’ profits. Sen. Rubio willfully misleads the American people about the Clean Power Plan, which allows each state to develop the best ...More

  • Press Release September 1, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    Environmental Group Launches $640,000 Ad Campaign in North Carolina to Tell Richard Burr to Stop Putting Polluter’s Profits Ahead of North Carolina’s Health

    Contact: Thomas Mills, thomas@politicsnc.com, 919-815-7698

    Raleigh, North Carolina – Today, the League of Conservation Voters launched a $640K broadcast and digital ad campaign in North Carolina. The first ad asks viewers to urge Senator Richard Burr to end his opposition to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would place reasonable limits on carbon pollution for the first time. Senator Burr’s dangerous record of supporting unlimited carbon pollution puts the health of North Carolina families at risk. ...More

  • Press Release September 1, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    Environmental Groups Launch $1.6 Million Ad Campaign in Wisconsin to Tell Ron Johnson to Stop Putting Polluters Profits Ahead of Wisconsin’s Health

    Contact: Jonah Hermann, jonah@conservationvoters.org, 608-208-1129

    Madison, Wisconsin – Today, the League of Conservation Voters and EDF Action launched a new $1.6 million ad campaign in Wisconsin. The first ad tells viewers to urge Senator Ron Johnson to end his opposition to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would place reasonable limits on carbon pollution for the first time. Senator Johnson’s dangerous record of supporting unlimited carbon pollution puts the health of Wisconsin families at risk. The ...More

  • Press Release August 31, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President Obama's Visit to Alaska

    Washington, DC – LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement about President Obama’s visit to Alaska and his unprecedented trip to the Arctic:

    “President Obama’s visit to the Alaskan Arctic is an unprecedented attempt to draw the world’s attention to climate change’s ground zero. It comes shortly after the release of his administration’s Clean Power Plan, which is the biggest step we have ever taken to combat climate change. Indeed, no president has done ...More

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