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  • Press Release 26 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on Introduction of Legislation to Close Dangerous Fracking Loophole

    Washington DC—The League of Conservation Voters Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel released this statement following the introduction of the Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless Evasion of Regulations (CLEANER) Act by Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Jared Huffman (D-CA):

    “Representatives Cartwright and Huffman deserve credit for leading on this important issue. Fracking is causing alarming environmental and health impacts in communities across the nation. This legislation is part of a broader effort to close loopholes ...More

  • Press Release 25 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on the House Passage of Harmful Coal Ash Bill

    Washington DC—The League of Conservation Voters Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel released this statement following passage of legislation in the House today that fails to protect public health and the environment from the unsafe disposal of toxic coal ash:

    “We’re producing more than 140 million tons of toxic coal ash nationwide every year. It’s loaded with harmful chemicals like arsenic and lead, and it’s all too often disposed of so improperly that it’s contaminating the water ...More

  • Press Release 23 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on Mark-Up of Extreme House Spending Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the House Appropriations Interior-Environment Subcommittee mark-up of a spending bill today that would make steep cuts to the EPA’s budget, zero out funding for land acquisition under the Land and Water Conservation Fund and prevent efforts by the President to combat climate change:

    “This extreme spending bill doesn’t live up to our moral obligation to confront the ...More

  • Press Release 18 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    Sen. Whitehouse & Rep. Waxman Make Climate Case Against Keystone XL

    Whitehouse and Waxman, Joined by President of LCV, Urged State Department to Reject the Project Based on the Standard Set By President Obama and Discussed Newest Developments

    ***A Recording of Today’s Call is Available Here***

    Washington, DC - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) today joined Gene Karpinski, the president of the League of Conservation Voters, in calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. ...More

  • Press Release 18 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Statement on Confirmation of Gina McCarthy to Lead EPA

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the vote by the Senate to confirm President Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

    “Gina McCarthy is the right person at the right time to lead the EPA. President Obama had laid out an ambitious, common sense climate change agenda, and her leadership at the EPA will help make that plan ...More

  • Press Release 11 Jul 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV to Rep. Culberson: Drop This Anti-Science Amendment 

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement following reports that Congressman Culberson could offer an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill today that would block the federal government from considering the economic impacts of climate change:

    “Every President since Ronald Reagan has understood that when the government takes action, we should understand the costs and the impacts. Last year’s climate-fueled extreme weather cost ...More

  • Press Release 28 Jun 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV on House Vote to Expand Drilling & Reward Big Oil

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement ahead of a vote in the House today on legislation that would dramatically expand risky drilling off our beaches and worsen climate change:

    “In stark contrast with President Obama’s common sense plan to tackle the climate crisis, the House is voting on a bill that’s nothing more than a gift to Big Oil. It would put the entire ...More

  • Press Release 26 Jun 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Congratulates Markey on Win in Massachusetts Senate Race

    Was one of the biggest players in the race, spending nearly $1.4 million to ensure Markey’s victory

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski tonight congratulates Ed Markey on his win in the Massachusetts Senate race. LCV made this race a top priority, spending nearly $1.4 million, raising more than $261,000 for Markey through LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen program, and reaching out to more than 1.4 million voters throughout the state, ...More

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