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  • Press Release July 27, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV & CVI Joint Statement on House Passage of Idaho's Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the passage of H.R. 1138, Rep. Simpson’s bill that would establish three new wilderness areas in central Idaho, LCV and the Conservation Voters for Idaho jointly issued the following statement:

    “This is a great step in a long-standing effort to permanently protect some of Idaho’s most treasured natural places. We urge the Senate to swiftly pass this bill, and if they do not, we encourage the Obama Administration to hold ...More

  • Press Release July 27, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    New Major Ad Campaign Holds Richard Burr Accountable for Putting Polluters’ Profits Ahead of North Carolina’s Health

    Urges Burr to Vote in Support of Clean Power Plan

    Raleigh, North Carolina – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) launched a major ad campaign aimed at holding Senator Richard Burr accountable for opposing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would place reasonable limits on carbon pollution for the first time. With the EPA’s final Clean Power Plan rule and related votes in Congress expected soon, the ads call upon constituents to contact Senator Burr ...More

  • Press Release July 27, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    New Major Ad Campaign Holds Ron Johnson Accountable for Putting Polluters’ Profits Ahead of Wisconsin’s Health

    Urges Johnson to Vote in Support of Clean Power Plan

    Madison, Wisconsin – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) launched a major ad campaign aimed at holding Senator Ron Johnson accountable for opposing the Clean Power Plan, which would place reasonable limits on carbon pollution for the first time. With the EPA’s final Clean Power Plan rule and related votes in Congress expected soon, the ads call upon constituents to contact Senator Johnson and ...More

  • Press Release July 26, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Hillary Clinton's Climate and Energy Goals

    Washington, DC: In response to Secretary Hillary Clinton’s video on climate change and clean energy, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund released the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs:

    “Secretary Clinton’s spot-on video makes it more clear than ever that she cares deeply about climate change and will make it a top priority throughout her campaign. Her goals of getting to 500 million solar panels by 2020 and ...More

  • Press Release July 22, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Conditional Approval of Shell to Begin Arctic Drilling

    WASHINGTON, DC – LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s conditional approval of Shell to begin drilling in America’s Arctic Ocean:

    “Shell has provided zero confidence it can be trusted to operate in a remote, pristine, and unforgiving environment like the Arctic Ocean. We have other, cleaner ways to power our economy that don’t risk a devastating oil spill or increase the pollution fueling climate change. We will ...More

  • Press Release July 22, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Draft House Energy Bill Markup

    WASHINGTON, DC – With the passage of the House Energy bill out of the Energy and Power subcommittee, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “The current draft of the House Energy bill that passed out of the Energy & Power subcommittee today marks a missed opportunity to make progress on reducing carbon pollution and expanding clean energy. While we are grateful to Congressman Pallone and others for keeping out ...More

  • Press Release July 22, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on McKinley Coal Ash Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – In anticipation of the passage of H.R.1734, the McKinley Coal Ash bill, in the House of Representatives today, LCV Legislative Associate Zach Drennen issued the following statement:

    “The McKinley bill marks yet another giveaway to polluters by the radical leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation removes the few key environmental protections in the EPA’s final coal ash rule and would allow polluters to go back to irresponsibly storing and ...More

  • Press Release July 21, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Senate Finance Committee Passing Wind Production Tax Credit Extension

    WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the Senate Finance Committee passing the Wind Production Tax Credit extension, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “Today’s Senate Finance Committee passage of the tax extenders package underscore that communities all across the country see the benefits of the wind industry and other renewables. The fact that Senator Toomey withdrew his amendment to strip the production tax credit underscores how extreme his ...More

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