WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel released this statement following the introduction of the Marine Access and State Transparency Act (H.R. 330) by Representative Don Young (R-AK):
“Congressman Young missed the message the American people sent during the government shutdown two years ago. Americans value our National Parks and iconic areas like Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty, but this legislation would attack the century-old law that has helped
Madison - Governor Walker announced in last night’s State of the State address that he will ask Attorney General Brad Schimel to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over proposed standards limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.
The EPA’s Clean Power Plan is the most important step we’ve taken to address the threat of climate change. We already have safeguards in place for pollutants like arsenic, mercury and lead, and the Clean Power Plan finally
WASHINGTON DC — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the Obama administration’s actions to reduce harmful methane pollution by the oil and gas industry:
“This announcement once again demonstrates the President’s strong commitment to tackling the climate crisis through his Climate Action Plan. This is an important first step in creating the strongest possible standards to curb our nation’s largest sources of industrial methane pollution. We look forward to
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the news that Acting Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots will be leaving the Obama administration:
“Mike has been an incredibly hard-working and effective champion inside the White House. He’s played a very important role in ensuring that the administration uses its executive authority to make major progress on issues like clean air, clean water, climate
PHOENIX, AZ –Chispa Program Director Pedro Lopez issued the following statement on Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s State of the State address, highlighting the governor’s missed opportunity to elevate the issues of energy, pollution and climate change for Latinos and all Arizonans:
“Governor Ducey’s address missed the mark. The Governor failed to make real investments in clean energy like wind and solar to help the Grand Canyon State’s environment and our economy. Seven out of
PHOENIX, AZ – Chispa Program Director Pedro Lopez issued the following statement on SRP, Arizona’s largest public power utility, excluding Latino community from participation in today’s public hearing in Glendale about their proposed rate increase and tax on rooftop solar:
“The Latino community should have a voice in the decisions that affect our health, pocketbook, and our children’s future. Latinos represents more than a third of SRP’s customer base, but the utility has made little
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on the ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court today on Keystone XL’s proposed route through the state. Although a majority of the judges believe that the law was unconstitutional, a supermajority of five judges did not, so the lower court ruling was vacated and the route stands.
“This ruling has no impact on the fact that the
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the retirement announcement from Senator Barbara Boxer, ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and a leader of the Senate Climate Action Task Force. Senator Boxer earned a 100% on LCV’s 2013 National Environmental Scorecard and has a 90% lifetime score:
“Barbara Boxer’s tireless work advocating for clean air, clean water and climate action has helped shape the movement