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  • Press Release 22 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    More than One Million Comments Urge Obama Administration to Reject Keystone XL

    Public comments highlight that Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk and no reward

    Washington, DC – Opponents of Keystone XL have submitted more than one million comments urging President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the State Department following the publication of the latest deficient environmental review urging that the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline be rejected. Across the diverse pipeline opponents who spoke in Nebraska and the one million people who provided ...More

  • Press Release 18 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    Pipeline Opponents Tell State Department: Keystone XL is All Risk, No Reward

    GRAND ISLAND, NE - One thousand pipeline opponents—far outnumbering TransCanada supporters—packed into the hearing room in Grand Island, Nebraska to tell the State Department that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk, no reward. “All Risk, No Reward” Coalition Chair and Nebraska landowner Randy Thompson gave an impassioned speech against allowing a foreign company to transfer Canadian tar sands oil through this country so it can be shipped overseas.

    “Families from Nebraska, Arkansas, and ...More

  • Press Release 18 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement on Introduction of Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following introduction of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act by Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Portman (R-OH):

    “Senators Shaheen and Portman have written a strong bipartisan bill that would increase energy efficiency, save consumers money and help grow our economy. It’s legislation that Republicans and Democrats in Washington should be able to agree on, and we hope it moves forward ...More

  • Press Release 18 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    House to move forward with ‘Toxic Tar Sands Spill Approval Act’

    Washington, DC –The House subcommittee on Energy and Power will move forward with legislation tomorrow to fast-track the risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline despite the recent tar sands spill in Mayflower, Arkansas. The Mayflower tar sands spill has raised new concerns about pipeline safety and the risks associated with transporting tar sands, the dirtiest oil on the planet, near and through important bodies of water.

    “This legislation should be called the ‘Toxic Tar Sands Spill ...More

  • Press Release 18 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    All Risk, No Reward Coalition Launches TV Ad in Nebraska Ahead of State Department Hearing

    TransCanada’s 30 Year-One Spills on Keystone Highlight Poor Safety Record, Risks

    WASHINGTON, DC - The “All Risk, No Reward” Coalition is launching a new television ad saturating the airwaves in the Lincoln, Nebraska media this week as decision-makers travel to the area for the State Department hearing in Grand Island, Nebraska on Thursday. The ad highlights TransCanada’s poor safety record following the recent tar sands spill in Arkansas. The coalition has also bought out the ...More

  • Press Release 11 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Action Fund Raises More Than $200,000 for Ed Markey

    New milestone shows Markey momentum ahead of primary

    WASHINGTON, DC –The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund announced today that it has already raised or contributed more than $200,000 for Ed Markey through its GiveGreen program since endorsing him in the Massachusetts Senate race in January. This is the quickest LCV Action Fund has ever raised $200,000 for a candidate, and more than doubles the $100,000 milestone announced last month.

    “We’re raising money for Ed Markey ...More

  • Press Release 11 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement Ahead of Hearing on McCarthy Nomination

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing this morning to consider President Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

    “Gina McCarthy will show the Committee why Senators from both parties easily confirmed her to lead the EPA’s clean air division just a few years ago. She puts progress before partisanship ...More

  • Press Release 11 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Confirmation of Sally Jewell to be Interior Secretary

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the bipartisan vote in the Senate today to confirm Sally Jewell to be Interior Secretary:

    “The Senate sent a strong message today by confirming Sally Jewell with an overwhelming bipartisan majority. Sally Jewell will be an effective leader at the Interior Department and will work tirelessly to promote conservation and protect our national treasures. There’s nothing partisan about standing up ...More

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