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  • Press Release 08 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Vice President Biden’s Comments on Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following news reports that Vice President Joe Biden supports rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “As the Vice President might say, this is a big deal. Joe Biden has never been afraid to speak his mind and stand up for what’s right. His position in favor of rejecting the risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline builds on his ...More

  • Press Release 07 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    Coalition Pulls Facebook Ads

    Demands FWD.us Change Direction

    A broad coalition of grassroots organizations announced Tuesday that they would either pull their existing paid Facebook ads or hold purchases of new ads for a minimum of two weeks in response to the cynical advertising strategy employed by FWD.us, the political organization founded by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

    The coalition, led by environmental groups like the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters, immigration-rights organizations like Presente.org, and member-driven progressive organizations ...More

  • Press Release 06 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    More Than 70,000 Sign LCV Petition Urging Mark Zuckerberg to Ditch Dirty Energy Ads

    Washington, DC – In just five days, more than 70,000 people have signed the League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) petition urging Mark Zuckerberg to take down the dirty energy ads funded by his group, FWD.us, which support drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and building the risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. LCV will continue collecting signatures and spreading information on Facebook about this campaign until Zuckerberg and FWD.us take these anti-environmental ads off ...More

  • Press Release 30 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Congratulates Markey on Primary Victory in Massachusetts Senate Race

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski congratulated Ed Markey on his Democratic primary victory today in the Massachusetts Senate race. LCV has made this race a top priority, already investing nearly $850,000 on a grassroots field campaign to support Markey, knocking on more than 250,000 doors and making more than 180,000 phone calls to voters across the state ahead of tonight’s primary. “Voters across Massachusetts sent a strong message tonight ...More

  • Press Release 25 Apr 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV on Mayor Emanuel’s Announcement Expanding Recycling Across Chicago

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement on Mayor Emanuel’s announcement this week that he has teamed up with Coca-Cola to expand recycling across Chicago:

    “Recycling is a small thing that makes a big difference. This kind of partnership will bring more recycling to the city and lead the way toward a cleaner, greener Chicago. Rahm Emanuel was a strong environmental ally in Congress, and we’re thrilled he’s bringing the ...More

  • 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

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