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  • Press Release November 9, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    Nashua, NH: Hillary Clinton will join the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund President Gene Karpinski and Board Chair Carol M. Browner today in Nashua, NH to receive the environmental group’s endorsement for President of the United States—its earliest endorsement of a Presidential candidate in the history of the organization and the first endorsement ever made before any votes are cast.

    “When it comes to fighting the climate crisis, the stakes couldn’t be ...More

  • Press Release November 6, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on President’s Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

    Washington, DC: Today, President Barack Obama announced his decision to reject TransCanada’s permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on the basis that it is not in the national interest. Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement in response:

    “This is huge! With this historic decision President Obama has cemented his legacy as a true champion in the fight against climate change. The President is showing the world that our ...More

  • Press Release November 5, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Rep. Bishop’s Bill to Dismantle LWCF

    Washington, DC – Today, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep. Rob Bishop, introduced a bill that would dismantle the original intent of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which expired on September 30, 2015 after 50-years of overwhelming success. In response, LCV Land Conservation Fellow Andy French issued the following statement:

    “America's best parks program has died at the hands of Natural Resource Committee Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop. His radical new bill ...More

  • Press Release November 5, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Senator Wyden for Re-Election

    WASHINGTON, DC— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Ron Wyden for re-election to the U.S. Senate from Oregon. Senator Wyden has worked to promote clean energy, protect our environment and combat climate change.

    “Senator Wyden has a proven track-record of fighting for our environment,” said LCV Action Fund SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “He is committed ...More

  • Press Release November 4, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Senate's Latest Vote to Block the Clean Water Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate voted to permanently block the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers’ Clean Water Rule with S.J. Res. 22, a Congressional Review Act “Resolution of Disapproval.” In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Not content with the failure of Senator Barrasso’s Dirty Water bill yesterday, Republican Senate leadership decided to continue their assault on clean water by resorting to an obscure and extreme tactic to permanently block pollution ...More

  • Press Release November 4, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on State Dept Rejection of TransCanada’s Request for Suspension of KXL Permit Application

    Washington, DC – In response to the State Department’s rejection of TransCanada’s request for a suspension of their Keystone XL pipeline permit application, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

    “We couldn’t agree more with the State Department’s decision. After such a long review process this was a ridiculous ploy from TransCanada. We’re confident that President Obama will build on his climate leadership once again by swiftly rejecting this dirty ...More

  • Press Release November 3, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Defeat of Sen. Barrasso’s Dirty Water Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate voted down S. 1140, Senator Barrasso’s Dirty Water bill. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Defeating this bill is a win for everyone who cares about clean, safe drinking water. Senator Barrasso’s Dirty Water bill is no more than a polluter-backed assault on the clean water our families, communities, and businesses depend on. Not only would this legislation have blocked vital protections for the drinking water ...More

  • 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

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