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  • Press Release 20 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement on Department of Interior’s Updated Fracking Rules

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Representative Alex Taurel issued this statement following the release of the Obama administration’s updated rules for hydraulic fracturing on America’s public lands:

    “These updated rules fail to protect public health or the environment. The Obama Administration should stand up to the oil companies and defend the American people from threats to their health, land, and drinking water. We’re deeply disappointed by this proposal and need the ...More

  • Press Release 20 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement on Committee Passage of McCarthy Nomination

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s vote to send President Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the full Senate:

    “Gina McCarthy has spent her entire career working across the aisle to protect our environment and defend public health. She’s one of the most qualified EPA nominees to come before ...More

  • Press Release 20 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement Ahead of Committee Vote on McCarthy Nomination

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee mark up later today, where a vote is expected on President Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

    “Gina McCarthy has demonstrated throughout her career that she is a supremely qualified nonpartisan public servant who is ideally suited to lead the EPA. We ...More

  • Press Release 14 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    Coalition Delivers 72,000 Petitions To NBC, ABC, CBS Demanding More Climate Change Coverage

    Washington D.C.—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Sierra Club and Media Matters for America delivered more than 72,000 petitions they collected demanding that ABC, NBC and CBS provide more climate change coverage during their evening newscasts. The petition campaign followed a Media Matters study which found that these networks featured only 12 climate change segments last year, a time of historic extreme weather including record-breaking heat waves, droughts and Superstorm Sandy. ...More

  • Press Release 09 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement on Republican Boycott of McCarthy Hearing

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news that Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have boycotted a vote on President Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

    “Even for Senator Vitter, today’s boycott is a new low. Gina McCarthy is a supremely qualified nominee who has worked under Democratic and Republican administrations, was widely praised ...More

  • Press Release 08 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement as Committee Considers Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s consideration today of Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Portman’s (R-OH) bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act:

    “This is a commonsense bill that members of both parties should get behind. Making small changes to become more energy efficient can make a big difference, cutting costs for consumers and helping combat the climate crisis. Republicans and ...More

  • Press Release 08 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Vice President Biden’s Comments on Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news reports that Vice President Joe Biden supports rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “As the Vice President might say, this is a big deal. Joe Biden has never been afraid to speak his mind and stand up for what’s right. His position in favor of rejecting the risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline builds on his ...More

  • Press Release 07 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    Coalition Pulls Facebook Ads

    Demands FWD.us Change Direction

    A broad coalition of grassroots organizations announced Tuesday that they would either pull their existing paid Facebook ads or hold purchases of new ads for a minimum of two weeks in response to the cynical advertising strategy employed by FWD.us, the political organization founded by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

    The coalition, led by environmental groups like the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters, immigration-rights organizations like Presente.org, and member-driven progressive organizations ...More

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