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  • Press Release January 15, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    Sierra Club & LCV Action Fund Unite to Endorse Senator Murray for Re-Election

    WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund and the Sierra Club, which represent two of the nation’s leading environmental organizations, joined forces today to endorse Senator Patty Murray for re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington. Senator Murray is a champion for growing our clean energy economy, tackling the climate crisis and safeguarding our public lands.

    “Senator Murray has an outstanding record, and is a real leader in protecting our planet and ...More

  • Press Release January 14, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on the Sixth GOP Debate

    Washington, D.C. - In response to the lack of a question about climate change during the sixth Republican debate hosted by the Fox Business Network, LCV National Press Secretary Seth Stein issued the following statement:

    “Yet again, the debate moderators did the American people a huge disservice by not asking the candidates about climate change. Whoever steps into the White House in 2017 will choose whether to build upon or dismantle President Obama’s historic legacy of ...More

  • Press Release January 14, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Emily Cain for Congress

    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 Emily Cain for Congress (ME-2). Cain supports action on climate change and advocates for a transition to a clean energy economy that will create jobs in Maine and across the country.

    “Emily Cain’s strong record in Maine proves that she understands the importance of protecting our planet for future generations ...More

  • Press Release January 14, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Obama Administration’s Pause of New Coal Leases on Public Lands

    Washington, D.C.—Tomorrow, the Obama Administration is expected to announce a pause on most new coal leases on public lands until a comprehensive environmental review is completed. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “This is great news for our environment, taxpayers and local communities! It’s high-time we hit pause on the outdated federal coal program. Kudos to President Obama and Interior Secretary Jewell for taking the first steps towards fixing a broken system ...More

  • Press Release January 14, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Releases Digital Ad in Support of Hillary Clinton in Their First Independent Expenditure of 2016

    The ad can be seen here.

    Washington, DC: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is releasing a new digital ad in support of Hillary Clinton for president that contrasts Clinton’s leadership on climate change with climate science deniers as exemplified by Donald Trump.

    The ad is LCV’s first independent expenditure in support of Hillary Clinton for president and in fact LCV’s first independent expenditure of the 2016 cycle overall.

    LCV is using a Facebook ad campaign running ...More

  • Press Release January 13, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on House Congressional Review Act Vote to Block Clean Water Rule

    Washington, D.C. – In anticipation of the House passing S.J. Res. 22, the Congressional Review Act “Resolution of Disapproval” permanently blocking the EPA and Army Corps’ Clean Water Rule, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “It seems to be "Dirty Water Week' in the House as Republican leadership has once again done the bidding of Big Polluters by moving forward with another radical assault on protections for the drinking water of one in three ...More

  • Press Release January 12, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on H.R. 1644, the STREAM Act Attack on Clean Water

    Washington, D.C. –In anticipation of the House passing H.R. 1644, the Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining Act (STREAM Act), a bill to block the Department of Interior’s proposed Stream Protection Rule that aims to better protect mining communities from the harmful impacts of coal mining pollution, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “House Republican leadership is determined to undermine any and all efforts the Administration makes to ensure that our ...More

  • Press Release January 12, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement in Response to President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “With his final State of the Union, President Obama once again demonstrated his tremendous commitment to meeting the challenge of climate change and protecting our air, water, lands and wildlife for generations to come. Thanks to the president’s leadership, 2015 was a banner year for climate and conservation, including major victories on the Clean ...More

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