Washington DC- Today the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and the Sierra Club endorsed Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate. Citing Russ’s commitment to combatting climate change, support for investment in clean energy, and Russ’s strong record as an environmentalist, the leading environmental organizations lent their official support to Russ’s candidacy.
“We need a leader like Russ Feingold back in the Senate,” said LCV Action Fund SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “As a senator, he
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the release of President Obama’s FY17 budget proposal, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
"With his final budget proposal, President Obama has laid out an ambitious roadmap for the future that will help protect our air, water, lands and wildlife, meet our climate commitments, and invest in low-carbon transportation solutions and innovative clean energy technologies. Building a clean energy future and continuing to lead the world in tackling
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Supreme Court issued a temporary pause on implementation of the Clean Power Plan pending litigation in the lower courts. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
"While we strongly disagree with this temporary pause, we are confident that the courts will ultimately uphold the Clean Power Plan on its merits. These standards have a firm legal basis in the Clean Air Act, and have been embraced by a
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the cloture vote on the Senate energy bill LCV’s Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“We stand with the people of Flint and communities across the country suffering from similar health crises. It is simply mindboggling that certain members of the Senate are standing in the way of providing urgent relief to Flint’s families. Our nation can never make up for the permanent damage done to an entire community,
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the president’s proposal to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, League of Conservation Voters Land Conservation Fellow Andy French issued the following statement:
"We applaud the Obama administration for continuing to invest in our future and fighting for America's best parks program. As we celebrate the centennial year of our country’s national parks, we should be looking for ways to celebrate our rich outdoor heritage and continue investing
Washington, D.C. – In response to the MSNBC Democratic debate, the last before the New Hampshire primary, LCV National Press Secretary Seth Stein issued the following statement:
“Hillary is a true champion on environmental issues, and tonight we again saw a leader that will preserve and build upon President Obama’s legacy. Her vision was clear tonight, that climate change is not just a challenge but an opportunity to create new jobs and make the United States
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, NRDC Action Fund PAC and NextGen Climate have together already raised or contributed more than $2 million for federal and state candidates through GiveGreen and GiveGreen in the States in the 2015-2016 election cycle.
LCV Action Fund’s federal GiveGreen program, which is supported by the NRDC Action Fund PAC, helps to elect pro-environmental candidates at the federal level. GiveGreen in the States is a
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As both Chambers of Congress debate the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, with the House Oversight Committee’s hearing Wednesday morning and the Senate’s consideration of an amendment to the energy package, LCV’s Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“Safe drinking water is a basic human right and there’s no question that Flint needs help. There is no way to adequately to make up for the permanent damage already done to