WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the Obama administration’s announcement that it has finalized historic new rules increasing national fuel economy standards to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025, a move that is supported by automakers, labor, and environmentalists alike:
“This announcement is another reminder that we don’t have to choose between protecting the planet and strengthening our economy. This is the single biggest thing
WASHINGTON – In less than 48 hours, more than 25,000 people have signed a petition by the League of Conservation Voters urging moderator Jim Lehrer to ask the Presidential candidates a question on climate change at the first presidential debate. This brings LCV halfway to its goal of getting 50,000 signatures before the debate, which takes place on October 3rdin Colorado.
“The response to this petition has been overwhelming. It’s a clear sign that
Proof Romney-Ryan energy plan is Big Oil’s wish list
“Your input is something I wanted to retain before we actually cross the Ts and dot the Is on those policies.” – Romney talking to oil executives in Texas about his energy plan, just days before it was unveiled. The New York Times noted today that Romney constructed energy plan “in consultation” with Big Oil executives, while National Journal noted that “much of it reads
Big Surprise...It's Oil Above All
Number of Pages: 21
Number of Words: 10,272
Mentions of Oil: 154
Mentions of Wind: 10 (5 of them Negatively)
Mentions of Solar: 14 (4 of them Negatively)
Mentions of Wind Energy Production Tax Credit: 0
Mentions of Climate Change: 0
Mentions of Romney’s Plan to Continue Oil Subsidies: 0
Mentions of Oil and Gas Interests Donating More Than $2,600,000 to His Campaign: 0
Mentions of Koch Brothers Pledging to Spend $200,000,000+ to Elect Him: 0
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a new web video hitting Paul Ryan’s dishonesty on energy policy. The video, titled “Paul Ryan: Do As I Say, Not As I Do,” highlights Ryan’s approach of saying one thing about energy priorities like the stimulus and oil subsidies but doing another.
“Paul Ryan’s blatant dishonesty on energy issues is proof that he’s just another Washington politician,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President
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 Bill Nelson for reelection to the U.S. Senate. Senator Nelson has a strong record of supporting clean air and clean water, and holding corporate polluters accountable. Nelson earned a stellar 100% score on LCV’s 2011 National Environmental Scorecard.
“Bill Nelson has been fighting to defend public health safeguards for
WASHINGTON – Scott Brown this week attacked Elizabeth Warren for not wanting to give billions of our tax dollars to Big Oil, calling her advocacy of ending taxpayer-subsidized handouts to oil companies an “energy producer tax.” The League of Conservation Voters today released this statement:
“Senator Brown and his allies in Congress have voted to give oil companies billions in taxpayer subsidies to pad their already soaring profits. In fact, from 2005 to 2010, four
WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced today that it has already knocked on more than 100,000 doors across Montana since the launch of its grassroots field campaign to defeat Dennis Rehberg in the Montana Senate race. The organization has made this race a top priority this cycle, spending more than $1 million so far, including more than $420,000 in expenditures so far on the door-to-door campaign in Billings, Missoula, Helena and Bozeman.