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  • Press Release 31 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on Consideration of the Extreme House Spending Bill

    WASHINGTON DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on House Appropriations Committee consideration of a spending bill today that would make steep cuts to the EPA’s budget, zero out funding for land acquisition under the Land and Water Conservation Fund and prevent efforts by the President to combat climate change:

    “This extreme spending bill ignores our obligation to confront the climate crisis, the challenge ...More

  • Press Release 31 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on Senate Hearing Examining Chemical Policy Reform

    WASHINGTON, DC—League of Conservation Voters Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement ahead of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing today examining the need to update our nation’s outdated chemical policy:

    “The Toxic Substances Control Act is badly broken and puts the health of millions of Americans at risk every day. We are encouraged by the bipartisan momentum to fix this outdated law, and we urge members of the ...More

  • Press Release 30 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Victory Fund Responds to Rambling Attack by VA Republican Party

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Victory Fund released this statement in response to the Republican Party of Virginia’s attack trying to distract from Ken Cuccinelli's extreme climate change denial:

    “This is a rambling attack by people who can’t defend Ken Cuccinelli's politically toxic denial of climate change. Cuccinelli has called widely accepted scientific research on climate change ‘junk science’ and claimed carbon pollution is safe because it ‘is what we exhale ...More

  • Press Release 26 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on Introduction of Legislation to Close Dangerous Fracking Loophole

    Washington DC—The League of Conservation Voters Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel released this statement following the introduction of the Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless Evasion of Regulations (CLEANER) Act by Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Jared Huffman (D-CA):

    “Representatives Cartwright and Huffman deserve credit for leading on this important issue. Fracking is causing alarming environmental and health impacts in communities across the nation. This legislation is part of a broader effort to close loopholes ...More

  • Press Release 25 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on the House Passage of Harmful Coal Ash Bill

    Washington DC—The League of Conservation Voters Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel released this statement following passage of legislation in the House today that fails to protect public health and the environment from the unsafe disposal of toxic coal ash:

    “We’re producing more than 140 million tons of toxic coal ash nationwide every year. It’s loaded with harmful chemicals like arsenic and lead, and it’s all too often disposed of so improperly that it’s contaminating the water ...More

  • Press Release 23 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on Mark-Up of Extreme House Spending Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the House Appropriations Interior-Environment Subcommittee mark-up of a spending bill today that would make steep cuts to the EPA’s budget, zero out funding for land acquisition under the Land and Water Conservation Fund and prevent efforts by the President to combat climate change:

    “This extreme spending bill doesn’t live up to our moral obligation to confront the ...More

  • Press Release 18 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    Sen. Whitehouse & Rep. Waxman Make Climate Case Against Keystone XL

    Whitehouse and Waxman, Joined by President of LCV, Urged State Department to Reject the Project Based on the Standard Set By President Obama and Discussed Newest Developments

    ***A Recording of Today’s Call is Available Here***

    Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) today joined Gene Karpinski, the president of the League of Conservation Voters, in calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. ...More

  • Press Release 18 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on Confirmation of Gina McCarthy to Lead EPA

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the vote by the Senate to confirm President Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

    “Gina McCarthy is the right person at the right time to lead the EPA. President Obama had laid out an ambitious, common sense climate change agenda, and her leadership at the EPA will help make that plan ...More

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