WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of the House of Representatives’ vote today on H.R. 3409, a package of five bills catering to big polluters that severely weakens essential public health safeguards Americans count on:
“The most anti-environment House of Representatives in history will spend its final day in session before the election passing legislation that is an assault on health and environmental safeguards Americans count on.
WASHINGTON – Although Senator Scott Brown claimed he was concerned about climate change in the debate tonight, he actually voted to permanently block the EPA from addressing dangerous global warming pollution.
"Scott Brown professed to care about climate change, but last year he voted to permanently block scientists at the EPA from holding polluters accountable and limiting harmful global warming pollution," said Navin Nayak, Senior Vice President of Campaigns at the League of
WASHINGTON – In the debate happening now between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, Brown claimed that he’s “no friend of Big Oil.” But he has a weird way of showing it – he’s accepted $288,810 from oil and gas companies over the course of his career while voting to continue their special tax breaks.
"Scott Brown can try and run from his record, but he can’t hide from the truth. The only people Brown wants
MICHIGAN – A new poll released today by the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) found Gary McDowell leading Rep. Dan Benishek 44% to 42%. This follows an aggressive ad campaign by MLCV, which released two television ads targeting Benishek for his anti-clean water, anti-Great Lakes voting record and his cozy relationship with special interests like Big Oil polluters.
“The more voters hear about Benishek’s extreme anti-clean water voting
WASHINGTON - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and their state partner Colorado Conservation Voters (CCV) today lauded President Barack Obama for designating Colorado's Chimney Rock as America's newest National Monument. Following is a statement from LCV President Gene Karpinski and CCV Executive Director Pete Maysmith:
"We strongly applaud President Obama's leadership in protecting Chimney Rock for future generations. Recognizing and preserving a spectacular place that evokes Colorado's heritage of unique landscapes boosts local
$800,000 program will reach 1 in 7 voters by Election Day
WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched one of the largest mail programs of the entire 2012 cycle as part of their effort to defeat George Allen in the Virginia Senate race. The $800,000 program includes up to seven pieces of mail that will reach an estimated 500,000 households by Election Day. In 2006, the Virginia Senate race was decided by
WASHINGTON – The California League of Conservation Voters and national League of Conservation Voters today responded to the latest ad by Rep. Brian Bilbray, which attempts to mislead voters on his extreme anti-clean energy, anti-environmental voting record. Bilbray’s votes earned him a horrible 17% on LCV’s 2011 National Environmental Scorecard.
“Unfortunately, Brian Bilbray isn’t the first candidate running for office in California to attempt to mislead voters about his environmental record,” said David Allgood, Political Director
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 Joe Miklosi for the U.S. House of Representatives in Colorado’s 6th congressional district.
“Joe Miklosi is a leader who isn’t afraid to stand up to polluters who contaminate Colorado’s clean air and clean drinking water. Miklosi is committed to expanding the booming clean energy economy and creating more renewable