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  • Press Release 11 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Announces Launch of Field Program to Elect Ed Markey

    Grassroots program will talk to voters across Massachusetts

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    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced today that they’re launching a grassroots field campaign this week to help make climate champion Ed Markey the next United States Senator from Massachusetts. LCV will spend at least $650,000 on this field campaign by the Democratic Senate primary on April 30th, knocking on at least 219,000 doors of likely primary voters across the state.

    “This field ...More

  • Press Release 08 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Action Fund Raises $100,000 for Ed Markey in Less Than Two Months

    Shows strong grassroots support for sending Markey to the U.S. Senate

    WASHINGTON, DC –The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund announced today that more than $100,000 has already been raised or contributed through its GiveGreen program for Ed Markey since endorsing him in the Massachusetts Senate race in January. This is the quickest LCV Action Fund has ever raised $100,000 for a candidate, and shows the enormous grassroots enthusiasm for Markey’s campaign.

    “The ...More

  • Press Release 05 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    New Poll Shows Markey Leading By Double Digits

    Voters see Markey as the candidate who stands up to Big Oil and protects a women’s right to choose

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    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and NARAL Pro-Choice America today released new polling in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary that shows Democratic and independent voters overwhelming support Ed Markey's strong track record supporting a woman's right to choose and standing up to Big Oil. The poll also shows Congressman Ed ...More

  • Press Release 04 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Nomination of Gina McCarthy as EPA Director

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news that President Obama will nominate Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

    “Gina McCarthy cares about progress not partisanship. She’s worked for administrations from both parties and made extraordinary progress protecting the air we breathe and defending public health. Republicans and Democrats easily confirmed Gina McCarthy as head of the EPA’s clean air division, and ...More

  • Press Release 01 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV: Environmental Analysis of Keystone XL Pipeline Unacceptable

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the State Department’s release of the supplemental environmental impact statement for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “This analysis fails to accurately reflect the devastating impact the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would have on our already warming climate. People who think our climate wouldn’t be negatively impacted by Keystone XL have their heads in the (tar) sands. ...More

  • Press Release 01 Mar 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    States to Face $200,000,000 in Automatic Cuts to Environmental, Conservation Funding Under Sequester

    Will severely impact EPA’s ability to protect water we drink and air we breathe

    WASHINGTON, DC – Automatic budget cuts to environmental and conservation programs under the sequester could cost all 50 states and the District of Columbia a combined $200,000,000 and severely impact the EPA’s ability to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink. The League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of budget cuts slated to begin ...More

  • Press Release 28 Feb 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    Koch Brothers Give Seal of Approval to Anti-Environmental Senators

    AFP's Big Oil Scorecard badly at odds with LCV Scorecard, expert consensus

    WASHINGTON, DC – The most notorious oil executives in America – the Koch brothers – recently defended their allies in Congress when their front group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), gave their stamp of approval to some of the most anti-environmental members of Congress. The Koch brothers, ranked #2 on Rolling Stone’s list of those blocking progress on global warming, used the release of their ...More

  • Press Release 28 Feb 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV’s 2012 National Environmental Scorecard Shows U.S. House’s Extreme Assault on Environment

    WASHINGTON, DC- The League of Conservation Voters today released the 2012 National Environmental Scorecard, reflecting the U.S. House of Representatives’ extreme assault on our environmental and public health safeguards at a time of extreme weather events across the country. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) took part in this morning’s Scorecard release and highlighted the U.S. Senate’s work in defending the important safeguards Americans rely on.

    “The best that can be said about this session of the ...More

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