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  • Press Release 04 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Shows Where Senators Stand Following Key Environmental Votes of 113th Congress

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    WASHINGTON, DC- The League of Conservation Voters today released a new report outlining where every member of the United States Senate stood on environmental priorities during consideration of Senator Murray’s budget resolution. These votes on climate change, clean air, and the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline provided the first glimpse of where this Senate stands on the environment and public health, and will be seriously considered for inclusion in this year's National ...More

  • Press Release 02 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV, Sierra Club, Media Matters Launch Campaign Demanding More Climate Change Coverage on Evening News

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Sierra Club and Media Matters for America have launched a campaign demanding that ABC, NBC and CBS provide more climate change coverage during their evening newscasts. The petition campaign follows a recent Media Matters study that found that these networks featured only 12 climate change segments combined in 2012, a year of extreme weather and record-breaking heat waves nationwide.

    “The new year shouldn’t bring the ...More

  • Press Release 29 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on President’s Plan to Curb Harmful Tailpipe Emissions

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the release of President Obama’s plan to make gasoline cleaner and curb harmful tailpipe emissions from passenger vehicles, which is supported by a cross-section of groups from across the health and environmental communities:

    “The cars we drive have a major impact on the air we breathe. Harmful chemicals are emitted by tailpipes every day, leading to increased cases of respiratory ...More

  • Press Release 27 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Brian Schatz for U.S. Senate

    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 Brian Schatz for U.S. Senate from Hawaii. Schatz has made addressing climate change and investing in clean energy a top priority throughout his career and will continue this strong leadership in the U.S. Senate.

    “Brian Schatz is a lifelong environmentalist and a proven leader on climate change policy,” said LCV Action ...More

  • Press Release 25 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on President Obama Designating Five National Monuments

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of President Obama designating five new national monuments later today, including the Río Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico, First State National Monument in Delaware and Pennsylvania, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland, Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio, and San Juan Islands National Monument in Washington State:

    “President Obama’s strong leadership today will ...More

  • Press Release 25 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Failed Attempt to Rewrite the Clean Air Act

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following a failed attempt in the United States Senate to rewrite the Clean Air Act and endanger public health by undermining mercury air pollution limits:

    “This vote is a win for public health and a blow to the polluter agenda. The EPA is doing its job protecting public health by working to curb harmful mercury pollution in our air and ...More

  • Press Release 25 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Big Oil’s Keystone XL Vote in the US Senate

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following Big Oil’s meaningless vote in the Senate today supporting approval and construction of the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “Big Oil may have bought themselves this meaningless vote, but the decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline remains where it’s been all along – with Secretary Kerry and President Obama. The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is ...More

  • Press Release 21 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Calls for Reexamination of State Department’s Analysis of Keystone XL Pipeline

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following reports today that a consultant who played a key role in drafting the State Department’s Keystone XL analysis had previously worked for TransCanada, the company that wants to build the pipeline:

    “This is deeply concerning. The State Department should re-evaluate all parts of their analysis that involved the input of anyone who worked for TransCanada. This revelation reaffirms that ...More

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