WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Education Fund announced today that their December tele-townhall with EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has set a new Guinness World Record® as the largest conference call in history. Nearly 17,000 people from across the nation took part in the call to discuss the Obama administration’s historic new fuel efficiency standards, breaking the previous Guinness record by more than 60 percent.
“The historic turnout on our
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of introduction this afternoon of Senators Boxer’s (D-CA) and Sanders’ (I-VT) legislation to combat climate change and invest in clean energy. This follows LCV’s release of nationwide polling yesterday showing strong public support for action on climate change:
“This legislation is a significant step in the right direction. It should be as unacceptable to spew toxins in our air as
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski tonight released this statement following President Obama's State of the Union address:
"President Obama went before Congress and laid down an important marker - act on climate or I will. With climate deniers still running the House of Representatives, the President will need to use his authority to make the progress we need. We look forward to working with him to confront the climate crisis."
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news that President Obama will nominate REI CEO Sally Jewell to be Interior Secretary:
“Sally Jewell has a unique appreciation for public lands and has been nationally recognized for her conservation efforts. She’s the right choice to promote conservation and protect America’s national treasures. We look forward to working with her and thank Secretary Salazar for his leadership over
WASHINGTON - LCV President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news that Energy Secretary Steven Chu will leave the Obama administration:
"Secretary Chu has led the Energy Department at a time when our nation made the single largest investment ever in clean energy and doubled our use of renewables. He has proven himself to be one of the world’s greatest scientists and an ally in the fight against climate change.”
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement following the Senate’s vote today to confirm President Obama’s nomination of Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be Secretary of State:
“We congratulate Secretary Kerry on his confirmation and look forward to working with him in his new capacity to combat the climate crisis at home and abroad, protect our planet, and improve our national security,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation
WASHINGTON - LCV President Gene Karpinski released this statement following President Obama’s call to action on climate change during his Inauguration speech today, remarking that "we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations:"
"The President's remarks offered great hope for a cleaner, more sustainable planet for future generations. President Obama made the link between climate change and extreme weather and called
WASHINGTON - LCV President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the release of the third National Climate Assessment draft this afternoon:
"This draft report confirms what millions of Americans have been seeing right outside their window. Hurricane Sandy and the historic droughts, floods and heat waves happening across the country aren’t a fluke, but the result of a climate warming much faster than previously thought. If we put off action on climate change, the costs