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  • Press Release 21 Feb 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on President Obama’s Announcement on Increasing Fuel Efficiency for Trucks

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on President Obama’s announcement this morning on improving the fuel efficiency of American trucks. Karpinski joined President Obama for his announcement, which builds on implementation of the President’s historic Climate Action Plan:

    “The President’s announcement doubles down on his climate legacy and moves forward with implementation of his historic Climate Action Plan. Heavy trucks are the second-highest and fastest-growing source of ...More

  • Press Release 11 Feb 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    2013 National Environmental Scorecard Contrasts Climate Developments with Congressional Inaction

    House Republican average continues to decline

    **Full Scorecard available here**

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    WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters today released the 2013 National Environmental Scorecard tallying the performance of every member of Congress on the year’s key environmental votes. The Scorecard, with new features for sorting and displaying data, is available at scorecard.lcv.org.

    “There is a jarring disconnect between the frightening climate change developments of 2013 and the results of the 2013 National Environmental Scorecard,” ...More

  • Press Release 05 Feb 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Launches Major TV Ad Buy Highlighting Scott Brown’s Ties to Big Oil

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As he mulls running for Senate in New Hampshire, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a $200,000 television ad campaign highlighting that former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown voted to protect Big Oil’s taxpayer-funded subsidies just weeks after receiving thousands in campaign contributions from oil companies. The ad, “Friends,” begins airing this week across New Hampshire and will run through February 19th.

    “It will be a whole ...More

  • Press Release 03 Feb 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Release of Keystone Environmental Review

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the release of the State Department’s final environmental impact statement on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “This is just another step in a long process. The bottom line is still the same -- this pipeline clearly flunks the President's carbon pollution test and must be rejected. With the FEIS out, it’s Secretary Kerry’s obligation to truly engage in the next step ...More

  • Press Release 03 Feb 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on the Retirement of Congressman Henry Waxman

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the retirement of Congressman Henry Waxman:

    “For forty years, there has been no greater champion for protecting the environment and public health than Henry Waxman. From the life-saving Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 to his leadership in passing the first comprehensive climate change legislation through the U.S. House to his ongoing efforts to take on climate change deniers, he has ...More

  • Press Release 29 Jan 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening:

    “President Obama sent a clear signal that action to address the climate crisis won’t be held hostage by the climate change deniers running the House of Representatives. The President has already made major progress implementing his Climate Action Plan, and it’s clear he’s going to keep using his executive authority to make ...More

  • Press Release 24 Jan 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    Conservation Voters New Mexico and League of Conservation Voters Echo Local Community’s Calls to Designate Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

    SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Conservation Voters New Mexico Executive Director Demis Foster and League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of today’s public meeting in New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region. The meeting, hosted by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall and attended by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, is meant to give local residents the chance to share their vision for how the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region can be ...More

  • Press Release 15 Jan 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s watershed assessment of the impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine on Alaska’s Bristol Bay:

    “The EPA got it right and confirms what we already know. The Pebble Mine would produce up to 10 billion tons of toxic waste and could devastate Alaska’s salmon industry, the environment, and the way of life for ...More

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