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  • Press Release 29 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Rep. Whitfield's Attack on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the Energy and Commerce Committee’s expected passage of H.R. 2042, Rep. Whitfield’s attack on the EPA Clean Power Plan, LCV Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “Rep. Whitfield’s "just say no" bill lets our nation's biggest polluters off the hook and enables them to continue to spew unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into our air. We cannot afford to let legislators backed by the fossil fuel industry ...More

  • Press Release 28 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Senate Markup of Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Legislation

    WASHINGTON DC— In response to the Environment and Public Works Committee’s markup of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released the following statement:

    “We greatly appreciate the work of Senators Merkley, Whitehouse, and Booker to make serious improvements to this legislation, but we still have concerns that must be addressed to ensure TSCA reform results in ...More

  • Press Release 27 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    House Republican Leaders Waste No Time in Attacking Environmental Protections

    WASHINGTON, DC – In anticipation of planned votes by the House of Representatives this week, LCV Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement. This week, the House is expected to bring the anti-environment Energy and Water Appropriations bill to the floor for a vote, likely to be followed by a vote on Rep. Shuster’s bill to block the EPA and Army Corps’ draft Clean Water Rule. Separately, the Energy and Commerce Committee is ...More

  • Press Release 22 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President's Earth Day Visit to the Florida Everglades

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on President Obama’s visit to the Florida Everglades where he underscored that climate change and conservation are top priorities:

    "President Obama’s trip to the Florida Everglades on Earth Day highlights his leadership combating climate change and investing in conservation. The president understands that we have a moral obligation to tackle the climate crisis and that a healthy environment and a growing economy ...More

  • Press Release 21 Apr 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Congressional Republican Leaders Mark Earth Day with Attacks on Environmental Protections

    Washington, DC: In anticipation of a series of anti-environmental actions undertaken in Congress on the 45th Earth Day, League of Conservation Voters Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement. On Earth Day (April 22) the House Energy and Power subcommittee will mark up Rep. Whitfield’s draft bill to block the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The House Appropriations Committee will also mark up the Energy and Water appropriations bill which contains ...More

  • Press Release 16 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Fast Track Trade Bill

    Washington, DC: In response to the introduction of “fast track” legislation in the Senate to give the administration expedited approval for international trade agreements, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote:

    “The public has a right to know what is in these massive trade deals before they are finalized. Trade agreements have enormous implications on environmental protections around the world, and they deserve real debate, a transparent process, ...More

  • Press Release 13 Apr 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Launches Ad Campaign urging Senators to Reject Dirty Energy Agenda

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    WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced a nearly $625,000 multi-media advertising campaign calling on Senators to put people first and reject the big polluter agenda that has been the hallmark of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s first 100 days as leader. The campaign includes television and digital ads in the Washington, DC metropolitan market.

    “Under Mitch McConnell’s leadership, the Senate has seen an all-out effort to dismantle clean air and ...More

  • Press Release 13 Apr 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Hillary Clinton Running for President

    Washington, DC: On the announcement of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for President of the United State, League of Conservation Voters President, Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “We welcome Secretary Clinton to the Presidential race, and encourage her to build on her long record of environmental leadership by making climate change a top priority of her campaign. As a senator, Clinton supported comprehensive climate change legislation and efforts to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. ...More

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