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  • Press Release April 21, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on the Failure of Sen. Hoeven’s E&W Appropriations Amendment Attacking the Clean Water Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the failure of Sen. Hoeven’s amendment to the FY17 Senate Energy and Water Appropriations bill, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “Today Big Polluters and their allies in Congress launched yet another failed attack on the EPA and Army Corps’ Clean Water Rule, which restores important safeguards for the small streams that feed into the drinking water supply of one in three Americans. At a ...More

  • Press Release April 21, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Earth Day Events

    Washington, D.C. — To celebrate Earth Day, this week, LCV, LCV’s Chispa program and our state league partners are holding 20 events in 7 different states. Staff and volunteers will participate in a wide variety of activities ranging from rallies and round tables to tree plantings and storm drain labeling.

    “This is a great Earth Day to celebrate. With President Obama’s climate leadership, we’ve accomplished a great deal for climate action,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. ...More

  • Press Release April 21, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Angie Craig for Congress

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Angie Craig for Congress (MN-2). Craig has considerable experience advocating for public health and has made combating climate change a key part of her campaign platform.

    “Angie Craig will be an exciting new voice in Congress for Minnesota’s environment,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “With an ...More

  • Press Release April 20, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Passage of Senate Energy Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Senate passing S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, LCV Vice President for Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “While we appreciate that Senators Cantwell and Murkowski worked to keep the most egregious provisions out of this package, this energy bill is still a mixed bag that LCV cannot support. This package includes some important and widely supported provisions like the Land and Water Conservation Fund ...More

  • Press Release April 19, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Secretary Jewell’s ‘State of the Parks’ Address

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s “State of the Parks” address today, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Secretary Jewell has articulated a bold vision for the future of America's parks and public lands. She is spot-on that we need more parks--both stunning landscapes and places that tell the story of all Americans--more investment in our booming outdoor economy, and a recognition that some places are just too precious to ...More

  • Press Release April 19, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Congratulates Hillary on New York Win

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Hillary Clinton was announced as the winner of the 2016 Democratic presidential primary in New York.

    “Congratulations to Hillary on another huge win in this primary!” said LCV president Gene Karpinski. “Last week, LCV outlined why we believe Hillary is the environmental champion who should be the next president, which she ably demonstrated by unveiling her plan to address environmental injustice.

    “New York Democratic voters chose the candidate who represented them in the ...More

  • Press Release April 13, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Hillary Clinton's Environmental Justice Plan

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Hillary Clinton released her plan to fight for environmental and climate justice. In response, LCV president Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Hillary Clinton’s environmental justice plan says everything about why her vision for a cleaner, safer and more just world is exactly what we need in our next President. Smart, realistic policies that will improve the health and wellbeing of our families have become a hallmark of Hillary’s candidacy. Her plan ...More

  • Press Release April 12, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on the Energy and Commerce Flint Hearing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In reaction to today’s Senate Environment and Public Works Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee hearing and in anticipation of Wednesday’s joint hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Environment and the Economy and on Health on the ongoing lead-poisoning health crisis in Flint Michigan, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “It is shameful that these Republican Senators spent today attacking the Clean Water Rule, which protects ...More

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