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  • Press Release 17 Aug 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Approval of Shell to Begin Arctic Drilling

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Obama Administration gave final approval allowing Shell to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “We are deeply disappointed that the Administration has given Shell final permission to drill for oil in the Arctic, a move at odds with President Obama’s otherwise strong leadership combating climate change and expanding our clean energy sectors. Shell, or any other oil company, cannot ...More

  • Press Release 13 Aug 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Announces Launch of Multi-State Latino Media Campaigns in Support of EPA Clean Power Plan

    Traducción en español abajo

    The campaigns, ilumínate and pa’ tu madre…tierra, feature digital banners, social media videos, billboards, print ads, and radio spots in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico

    Washington, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s unveiling last week of the Clean Power Plan – which sets national limits of carbon pollution from existing power plants – LCV and its Latino organizing programs launched two simultaneous media campaigns in three states, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, ...More

  • Press Release 06 Aug 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on First GOP Primary Debate

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the first Republican primary debate for president, LCV Vice President of Campaigns Dan Weiss issued the following statement:

    “The Republican presidential candidates had an opportunity tonight to listen to their constituents and put forth their plan to combat climate change, protect public health, and grow the economy. Instead, this debate barely addressed the critical issue of climate change, even when recent polling shows a majority of Republican primary voters in ...More

  • Press Release 06 Aug 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund and NRDC Action Fund Endorse Michael Bennet's Re-election

    Denver, Colorado – The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund (LCVAF) and National Resources Defense Council Action Fund (NRDC) announced their endorsements of Sen. Michael Bennet's re-election today, lauding his work to address climate change, protect the environment, champion renewable energy and protect Colorado's natural treasures.

    "Senator Michael Bennet has been a champion when it comes to tackling climate change and protecting our environment, and we are excited to support his re-election," said Tiernan Sittenfeld, LCVAF ...More

  • Press Release 05 Aug 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Sen. Capito's “Polluter Protection Act” Dismantling Clean Air Act & Blocking Clean Power Plan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee marked up and passed S. 1324, Senator Capito’s “Polluter Protection Act,” which dismantles the Clean Air Act, blocks implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and prevents the EPA from protecting public health. In response to this bill’s passage out of committee, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “This legislation truly is the “Polluter Protection Act." It puts the health of millions of Americans ...More

  • Press Release 04 Aug 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV & CVI Applaud the Senate’s Passage of Legislation Protecting Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds Region

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters and Conservation Voters for Idaho celebrated the Senate’s passage today of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act, which would permanently protect more than 275,000 acres as wilderness in central Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds region. This legislation passed the House of Representatives on July 27 and will now go to the president for his signature.

    LCV’s Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel ...More

  • Press Release 03 Aug 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Climate Action NH's Statement on Finalization of the EPA's Clean Power Plan

    NEW HAMPSHIRE —In response to the EPA’s release of the Clean Power Plan, Rob Werner, LCV New Hampshire State Director, issued the following statement:

    “The Clean Power Plan is the single biggest step our country has ever taken to combat climate change and is a huge win for public health. These historic standards will ensure that big polluters can no longer spew an unlimited amount of carbon pollution into our air. The Clean Power Plan ...More

  • Press Release 03 Aug 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    As EPA Unveils New Clean Power Rule, Johnson, Walker Double-Down on Allowing Unlimited Carbon Pollution

    Madison, Wisconsin – Today, the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters praised the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, a common sense regulation to cut carbon emissions from power plants. The Clean Power Plan will avoid up to 3,600 premature deaths, lead to 90,000 fewer asthma attacks in children, and prevent 300,000 missed work and school days. By 2030, the net public health and climate-related benefits from the Clean Power Plan are estimated to be worth $45 billion ...More

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