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  • Press Release 02 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on President Obama’s Budget Request

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request:

    “President Obama is clearly moving full speed ahead to tackle climate change, hold polluters accountable, and protect our country’s special places. We commend him for scrapping the irrational and harmful sequestration cuts and prioritizing investing in our country’s future. This is a roadmap for addressing the biggest challenge of our time with solutions that ...More

  • Press Release 29 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on Senate Passage of Dangerous Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement following Senate passage of legislation forcing approval of the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “This dirty and dangerous bill is soon to meet its well-deserved fate – a presidential veto. We remain confident that President Obama will continue to build on his incredible climate leadership by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline once ...More

  • Press Release 27 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Obama Administration’s Proposed Offshore Drilling Lease Plan

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel released this statement on the Obama administration’s draft five-year plan for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf:

    “While we appreciate that certain areas of the Arctic Ocean have been put off-limits to drilling, Shell’s alarming failures there in recent years have made clear that Big Oil can’t be trusted to operate safely in such a pristine, remote, and harsh place. ...More

  • Press Release 26 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Responds to Sen. Murkowski's Comments on the Obama Administration's Proposal Protecting Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement in response to a conference call by Senator Lisa Murkowski today reacting to the Obama administration’s proposal protecting millions of acres in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska:

    “It’s quite unfortunate that Senator Murkowski and the rest of the Alaska delegation are concerned about padding the profits of the richest oil companies in the world rather than providing badly needed ...More

  • Press Release 26 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Conservation Groups, Native Organizations Celebrate Wilderness Recommendation for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Recommendation rolls back pro-development position from the Reagan era

    WASHINGTON – In a significant moment for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, today the Obama administration became the first in history to make a Wilderness recommendation for the Refuge’s Coastal Plain as part of its preferred alternative in its final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Wilderness Review.

    Through this recommendation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes the value of the Arctic Refuge as a remarkable, wilderness quality ...More

  • Press Release 21 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on John Podesta & Brian Deese

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the news that White House senior adviser John Podesta will be leaving the Obama administration and will be succeeded by Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget:

    “John Podesta has been critically important to the unprecedented progress the Obama administration has made in addressing the climate crisis. From the Clean Power Plan to ...More

  • Press Release 21 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Senate Votes on Climate Change

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on votes in the Senate today on amendments acknowledging the reality of climate change:

    “Senator Schatz’s amendment today made clear that a bipartisan majority supports the science on climate change. But far too many Senators are afraid to stand up to their polluter allies. At the same time, Republican leaders in the House are pretending the President’s forceful call to action on ...More

  • Press Release 20 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on the State of the Union

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    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight:

    “President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to building on the extraordinary progress he’s made since his last State of the Union in implementing his Clean Power Plan and protecting our air, land, and water. By inviting a sea-level rise researcher to attend tonight’s State of the ...More

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