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  • Press Release September 28, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Shell Abandoning Arctic Drilling

    Washington, DC – Today, following Shell’s decision to abandon Arctic drilling, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    "Good riddance Shell! We are thrilled that Shell is abandoning its plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean. Arctic drilling threatens the local environment and contributes to global climate change. We hope the Obama Administration will take this opportunity to turn against Arctic drilling once and for all and block future efforts by Big Oil to drill ...More

  • Press Release September 26, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Secretary Jewell's Remarks During Pope Francis’ Visit to Independence Hall

    Washington, DC – Today, in response to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s remarks during Pope Francis’ visit to Independence Hall in Philadelphia, LCV Land Conservation Fellow Andy French issued the following statement:

    “We couldn’t agree with Pope Francis and Secretary Jewell more – we have a moral obligation to preserve our shared planet for generations to come. Their backdrop today, the historic Independence Hall, is the perfect setting to emphasize the importance of preserving our ...More

  • Press Release September 25, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on the Climate Announcement by the United States and China

    WASHINGTON, DC – In reaction to the United States and China’s joint announcement on domestic commitments to act on climate change and a vision for an international climate change agreement, League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement:

    “Today’s historic announcement sends a strong signal that the world's two largest economies are ready to lead the world in the fight against climate change. China’s commitment to limit and price the pollution fueling climate ...More

  • Press Release September 25, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Pope Francis’ Address to the United Nations

    Washington, DC – Today, following Pope Francis’ address to the United Nations, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “On the heels of his powerful climate change remarks at the White House, the Capitol, and the United Nations, LCV applauds Pope Francis for his incredible leadership in fighting the climate crisis and urges the world’s leaders to heed his call to action. As Pope Francis said this morning, ‘Our world demands of all government leaders ...More

  • Press Release September 24, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Pope Francis' Address to Congress

    Washington, DC – Today, as Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “It is truly inspiring to witness Pope Francis discuss our shared moral obligation to fight climate change and protect the environment. We could not agree more when Pope Francis says ‘Now is the time for courageous actions and strategies, aimed at implementing a culture of care and an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity ...More

  • Press Release September 23, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Gov. Bush's Assault on Environmental Safeguards

    Washington, DC – Yesterday, Governor Jeb Bush released his plan attacking environmental safeguards under the guise of regulatory reform. In response, LCV Vice President of Campaigns Daniel J. Weiss issued the following statement:

    “Governor Bush is misleading the public about the benefits of the Clean Power Plan, which contrary to his claims, will grow the economy, protect public health, and combat climate change. His new plan also includes a reckless attack on the Clean Water Rule, ...More

  • Press Release September 22, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    Conservationists Release New Ad Urging Senator Ron Johnson to Support Clean Power Plan

    Wisconsin’s Waterways Impacted by Climate Change, Threatening 1.6 Million Wisconsinites

    NEW AD: “Lakes”

    MILWAUKEE, WI -- Today, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters and coalition partners announced the launch of a new ad, “Lakes” and voiced their concerns for the harmful impacts Climate Change is having on Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and streams at a press conference at Milwaukee’s McKinley Marina.

    The national League of Conservation Voters’ latest ad highlights Senator Ron Johnson’s inaction on climate change, which has ...More

  • Press Release September 22, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCVAF Statement on Hillary Clinton Opposing Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today Hillary Clinton announced that she supports the rejection of TransCanada's permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline. In response, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund released the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs:

    "We are thrilled that Secretary Clinton has continued to build on her longtime environmental leadership by publicly opposing the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is exactly the kind of ...More

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