Washington, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news reports that President Barack Obama will propose expanding the United States’ network of protected ocean areas, creating the world’s largest marine preserve:
“Good news for the ocean is great news for everyone. Protecting these fragile places will have lasting benefits well beyond the immediate area as fisheries and other ocean life have a better chance of recovering and thriving. These
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – California League of Conservation Voters Chief Executive Officer Sarah Rose and League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the introduction of Representative Judy Chu’s bill to protect California’s San Gabriel Mountains, the San Gabriel National Recreation Area Act:
“The San Gabriel Mountains are a national treasure that deserve to be permanently protected. Congresswoman Chu has shown real leadership in working with local communities to preserve an important area that
WASHINGTON, DC— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of Mark Udall for re-election to the U.S. Senate from Colorado. Senator Udall works tirelessly to protect our environment, combat climate change, and move our nation towards a clean energy economy.
“Senator Mark Udall knows that preserving Colorado’s outdoor heritage is essential to boosting the state’s economy and quality of
WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters launched a nationwide $175,000 online advertising campaign this week in support of the EPA’s proposed standards limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants, a core pillar of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The ads start running this week across Facebook, Google and Change.org encouraging environmentally-minded users to submit a comment in support of the EPA’s proposal.
“We want to show the EPA that Americans overwhelmingly support
“Dirty Dozen” campaign to defeat Troy Jackson the biggest investment by an outside group
WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski tonight congratulates Emily Cain on her win in the Democratic primary in Maine’s 2nd Congressional district. LCV named Troy Jackson to their Dirty Dozen program last month, and the campaign was the biggest investment by an outside group in the race:
“Emily Cain’s victory is a big win for
WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski tonight congratulates Don Beyer on his win in the Democratic primary in Virginia’s 8th Congressional district. Beyer made action on climate change a major focus of his campaign:
“We congratulate Don Beyer on his big win tonight. He made environmental issues a centerpiece of his campaign and gave action on climate change the attention it deserves. We need Don Beyer in Congress to follow
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 Martha Robertson for Congress (NY-23). Robertson is a strong advocate for public health, and supports commonsense solutions that tackle climate change while investing in good quality jobs.
“Martha Robertson works hard to improve the lives of New Yorkers by fighting to protect public health and preserve our environment for future
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released the following statement in response to the EPA’s proposed standards limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants, a core pillar of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan:
“This is the biggest step we've ever taken for the biggest challenge we've ever faced. It helps meet our moral obligation to future generations to act on climate change at a time when we’re seeing impacts on our health