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  • Press Release 12 Jun 2013  |  Intern Admin

    Ed Markey Breaks GiveGreen Record

    WASHINGTON, DC –The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund announced today that over the last five months alone, more money has now been raised or contributed for Ed Markey through its GiveGreen program than for any other candidate in the program’s history. In just five months, more than $256,000 has been raised for Markey since LCV Action Fund endorsed him in the Massachusetts Senate race in January, exceeding the previous record set last ...More

  • Press Release 05 Jun 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Launches Mail Program in Massachusetts Senate Race

    Highlights Markey’s leadership and Gomez’s extreme positions

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a nearly $400,000 mail program in the Massachusetts Senate race highlighting Ed Markey’s environmental leadership and Gabriel Gomez’s extreme positions that make him out-of-step with Massachusetts voters. The mail program includes six flights of mail to 150,000 households in the state.

    “Gabriel Gomez is trying to sell himself as a new kind of politician, but he has the ...More

  • Press Release 03 Jun 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on Senator Frank Lautenberg

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ):

    “There was no greater champion for protecting children from toxic chemicals than Senator Frank Lautenberg. In addition to working to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, he was a powerful voice on the Environment and Public Works Committee, wrote the Toxics Release Inventory, and was a longtime leader on Superfund issues. He ...More

  • Press Release 31 May 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV on McConnell’s Comments on Gomez

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement following Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comments about Gabriel Gomez in a fundraising email earlier today:

    “The people of Massachusetts haven’t gotten any answers from Gabriel Gomez on where he stands, but apparently the Republican leader in the Senate has. Mitch McConnell strongly supports Gomez because he knows that he’ll be a rubber stamp for his extreme energy policies and another roadblock to ...More

  • Press Release 30 May 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Challenges Gomez to Put Massachusetts Families Ahead of Oil Companies

    Asks Gomez to agree to a simple pledge standing up to oil and coal companies

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today is challenging Gabriel Gomez to agree to a commonsense pledge that puts Massachusetts families ahead of Big Oil. The pledge asks Gomez to commit to the same energy priorities that Ed Markey has supported in Congress, and would let Massachusetts voters know where he stands before they head to the ...More

  • Press Release 23 May 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV on House Vote Forcing Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement following a vote on legislation by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) that would force approval of the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “Keystone proponents are losing momentum. Far more members voted against this bill than the last time the House attempted to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and proponents didn’t get anywhere close to enough votes to override a Presidential ...More

  • Press Release 22 May 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV on Introduction of Bipartisan Toxics Reform Legislation

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the introduction of bipartisan toxics reform legislation spearheaded by Senators Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Vitter (R-LA):

    “We’re very encouraged by this bipartisan breakthrough. Millions of Americans are using products every day that contain unregulated chemicals that could be endangering their health. This bill is clearly a compromise, but it’s one that’s bringing Democrats and Republicans together to reform our nation’s outdated chemical ...More

  • Press Release 20 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement on Department of Interior’s Updated Fracking Rules

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Representative Alex Taurel issued this statement following the release of the Obama administration’s updated rules for hydraulic fracturing on America’s public lands:

    “These updated rules fail to protect public health or the environment. The Obama Administration should stand up to the oil companies and defend the American people from threats to their health, land, and drinking water. We’re deeply disappointed by this proposal and need the ...More

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