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  • Press Release 17 Oct 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Congratulates Booker on Victory in New Jersey Senate Race

    WASHINGTON, DC — League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski congratulated Cory Booker on his victory in the New Jersey Senate race tonight:

    “Cory Booker’s victory shows that America is ready for a new generation of leaders who are committed to combating climate change and investing in our nation’s clean energy future,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “His win is the latest rejection of the extreme Tea Party views of politicians like Sarah ...More

  • Press Release 10 Oct 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV, OFA & SHFT Video Unveils Secret Weapon to Challenge Climate Change Deniers in Congress

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – League of Conservation Voters, Organizing for Action and SHFT have released a new online video unveiling a secret weapon in the effort to challenge Congressional climate change deniers - their kids.

    With children as the heroes, actor and co-founder of SHFT Adrian Grenier narrates “Science Fair Nightmare” as it follows a climate change-denying Congressman and his daughter as they go to her 4th grade science fair. Surrounded ...More

  • Press Release 07 Oct 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on Heather Zichal Announcement

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement following reports that Heather Zichal, President Obama’s top energy and climate change advisor, plans to leave the White House in the coming weeks:

    “Heather Zichal has been a tremendous leader in the fight against climate change. Throughout her career, and especially during her time with President Obama, Ms. Zichal has worked tirelessly to cut carbon pollution and promote a clean energy ...More

  • Press Release 03 Oct 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Cory Booker for U.S. Senate from New Jersey

    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 Newark Mayor Cory Booker for U.S. Senate from New Jersey. Mayor Booker launched Newark’s first comprehensive sustainability plan to curb emissions, improve air quality, and promote clean energy, and he will build on this legacy in the U.S. Senate by helping to combat the climate crisis.

    “Cory Booker is part ...More

  • Press Release 25 Sep 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on Extreme Proposals to Raise the Debt Ceiling

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement in response to extreme proposals by Republican leaders in Congress that would endanger the environment in return for raising the debt ceiling:

    “Congress should pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling that’s clean in every sense of the word. Extreme Republican leadership in the House and Senate shouldn’t be tacking on any anti-environmental riders, especially those that threaten our environment, force ...More

  • Press Release 20 Sep 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on EPA’s Proposed Standard for New Power Plants

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the EPA’s proposed new standard for carbon emissions for new power plants:

    “It’s a great day for public health and a clean energy future. These limits on carbon pollution are so common sense that most Americans assume they’re already in place. Carbon pollution is creating conditions that increase asthma attacks and extreme weather like floods, heat waves, and droughts nationwide. ...More

  • Press Release 20 Sep 2013  |  Intern Admin

    Reps. Grijalva and Lujan Join LCV to Highlight Impacts of Climate Change on Latino Community

    Encourage support for the EPA's upcoming limits on carbon pollution from new power plants

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Hispanic Heritage month continues, the League of Conservation Voters joined Representative Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3), a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources and Representative Ben Ray Luján (NM-3), a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, to push for action on climate change. They discussed the impact of climate change on the Latino community, and highlighted the ...More

  • Press Release 17 Sep 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on EPA’s Water Connectivity Report

    WASHINGTON DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific report and draft rule on the Waters of the U.S.:

    We are pleased that the EPA is relying on strong, peer-reviewed science to confirm the important connection between upstream headwaters, streams, and wetlands and downstream waters. These valuable waterways, which filter pollution, prevent flooding, and impact the drinking water sources for over ...More

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