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  • 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

  • Press Release January 6, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on TransCanada NAFTA Lawsuit

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to TransCanada filing a NAFTA lawsuit over the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

    “Even for TransCanada this is beyond the pale. It’s long past time for them to accept the fact that their dirty and dangerous pipeline will never be built. Coming on the heels of the historic climate change agreement in Paris and ...More

  • Press Release December 19, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Third Democratic Debate

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, the Democratic candidates for president met for their third debate, hosted by ABC. In response, LCV National Press Secretary Seth Stein issued the following statement:

    “We are deeply disappointed that the moderators tonight ignored a huge opportunity to ask the candidates their plans to address climate change. The American people are more likely to support a candidate who will take action on climate change, the Pentagon has repeatedly called it a national ...More

  • Press Release December 17, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Pete Gallego 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 Pete Gallego for Congress (TX-23). Gallego supports bipartisan solutions that will advance clean energy and protections for our country’s iconic landscapes.

    “We need Pete Gallego back in Congress—he was a critical conservation ally in the Texas delegation,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “During his tenure in Congress, he ...More

  • Press Release December 16, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Hosts Roundtable on Impacts of Climate Change on Winter Tourism

    North Conway, NH—Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) hosted a roundtable at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway where members of the community, elected officials and business leaders lead a discussion about the impacts that climate change is having on New Hampshire’s winter tourism economy. Nearly 20 residents attended the roundtable, and called for action on climate change.

    “Our winter tourism economy is vital to our way of life,” said Rob ...More

  • Press Release December 16, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Budget Deal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional leadership announced that they have reached an agreement on an omnibus and extenders package that will fund the government through FY 2016. In reaction, LCV Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

    “This package is a real mixed bag. It has a major holiday gift for Big Oil, but it also brings some holiday cheer for clean energy and our public lands, while leaving those pushing destructive ...More

  • Press Release December 15, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Congresswoman Frederica Wilson for Re-Election

    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 Frederica Wilson for Congress (FL-24). Congresswoman Wilson is a strong environmental ally who is committed to investing in clean energy and combating climate change.

    “South Florida is at the forefront of climate change impacts with rising sea levels, and Congresswoman Wilson has called for action to combat this critical challenge,” ...More

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