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  • Press Release November 3, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee Passage of Resolutions Attacking EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Energy and Power Subcommittee’s passage of H.J.Res. 71 and 72, which would remove EPA limits on carbon pollution from power plants, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “It’s no surprise that some of polluters’ best friends in Congress are once again pushing radical resolutions to permanently stop the EPA from limiting carbon pollution from power plants. These extreme measures ignore the broad and ...More

  • Press Release November 2, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on TransCanada Requesting Suspension of Keystone Permit

    Washington, DC – In response to TransCanada requesting a suspension of their Keystone XL pipeline permit, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

    “Suspending the Keystone XL permit application at this point would be absurd. This is nothing more than another desperate and cynical attempt by TransCanada to build their dirty pipeline someday if they get a climate denier in the White House in 2017. President Obama and Secretary Kerry ...More

  • Press Release October 29, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on the Senate Republican Energy and Environmental Working Group

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the creation of the Senate Republican Energy and Environmental Working Group, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

    “We are encouraged by the creation of the Senate Republican Energy and Environmental Working Group and the desire of these senators to more closely align themselves with the majority of Americans who strongly support action to reduce carbon pollution, promote clean energy, and protect our air, ...More

  • Press Release October 28, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Rep. Paul Ryan’s Nomination for Speaker of the House

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Republicans nominated Rep. Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House. In response, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

    “As the next Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan has an opportunity for a fresh start. We hope he will heed the widespread support from both Democrats and Republicans for protecting the environment and public health, including addressing the climate crisis, promoting clean energy, and safeguarding ...More

  • Press Release October 28, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on CNBC GOP Debate

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the CNBC Republican primary debate tonight, the moderators asked Senator Graham and Governors Christie, Jindal and Pataki about climate change. In response, LCV Senior Vice President of Campaign Daniel J. Weiss issued the following statement:

    “We commend the CNBC debate moderators for bringing up the critical issue of climate change. We were sorely disappointed that the Republican candidates failed to present solutions for the expensive threat posed by climate change, and failed ...More

  • Press Release October 27, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the White House and Congressional leaders announced a bipartisan budget agreement. In response, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

    “We commend Leader Pelosi, Leader Reid, and President Obama for negotiating a deal free of ideological attacks on our environment that finally ends the cuts that hamper investment in our economy and the priorities of our families. We urge Congress to pass this budget deal and then pass a ...More

  • Press Release October 27, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV and Conservation CO Urge CNBC Debate Moderators to Press GOP Candidates on Climate Change

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, the GOP candidates for president will meet for their third televised debate, hosted by CNBC in Colorado. LCV and Conservation Colorado issued the following statements, urging the moderators to press the candidates on the economic implications of climate change.

    League of Conservation Voters Senior Vice President of Campaigns Daniel J. Weiss issued the following statement:

    “Every candidate for president should understand what the majority of Republicans and other voters already get: the economic ...More

  • Press Release October 27, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Filing of Congressional Review Act Resolutions on the Clean Power Plan

    WASHINGTON, DC – This week, members of Congress filed Congressional Review Act resolutions which would permanently block the implementation of the recently finalized Clean Power Plan. In response, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “This is just another dirty attack on the Clean Power Plan by big polluters and their allies in Congress, and we are confident it will ultimately fail. While they are resorting to radical legislative tactics, a ...More

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