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  • 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

  • Press Release 28 Feb 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCVEF Tele-Townhall with EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Sets New Guinness World Record®

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Education Fund announced today that their December tele-townhall with EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has set a new Guinness World Record® as the largest conference call in history. Nearly 17,000 people from across the nation took part in the call to discuss the Obama administration’s historic new fuel efficiency standards, breaking the previous Guinness record by more than 60 percent.

    “The historic turnout on our ...More

  • Press Release 28 Feb 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Introduction of Boxer-Sanders Climate Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of introduction this afternoon of Senators Boxer’s (D-CA) and Sanders’ (I-VT) legislation to combat climate change and invest in clean energy. This follows LCV’s release of nationwide polling yesterday showing strong public support for action on climate change:

    “This legislation is a significant step in the right direction. It should be as unacceptable to spew toxins in our air as ...More

  • Press Release 28 Feb 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Responds to State of the Union Address

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski tonight released this statement following President Obama's State of the Union address:

    "President Obama went before Congress and laid down an important marker - act on climate or I will. With climate deniers still running the House of Representatives, the President will need to use his authority to make the progress we need. We look forward to working with him to confront the climate crisis."

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  • Press Release 28 Feb 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Nomination of Sally Jewell to be Interior Secretary

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news that President Obama will nominate REI CEO Sally Jewell to be Interior Secretary:

    “Sally Jewell has a unique appreciation for public lands and has been nationally recognized for her conservation efforts. She’s the right choice to promote conservation and protect America’s national treasures. We look forward to working with her and thank Secretary Salazar for his leadership over ...More

  • Press Release 28 Feb 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement on Energy Secretary Steven Chu

    WASHINGTON - LCV President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news that Energy Secretary Steven Chu will leave the Obama administration:

    "Secretary Chu has led the Energy Department at a time when our nation made the single largest investment ever in clean energy and doubled our use of renewables. He has proven himself to be one of the world’s greatest scientists and an ally in the fight against climate change.”

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  • Press Release 28 Feb 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Senate Confirmation of John Kerry to be Secretary of State

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement following the Senate’s vote today to confirm President Obama’s nomination of Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be Secretary of State:

    “We congratulate Secretary Kerry on his confirmation and look forward to working with him in his new capacity to combat the climate crisis at home and abroad, protect our planet, and improve our national security,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation ...More

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