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  • Press Release 31 May 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV on McConnell’s Comments on Gomez

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement following Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comments about Gabriel Gomez in a fundraising email earlier today:

    “The people of Massachusetts haven’t gotten any answers from Gabriel Gomez on where he stands, but apparently the Republican leader in the Senate has. Mitch McConnell strongly supports Gomez because he knows that he’ll be a rubber stamp for his extreme energy policies and another roadblock to ...More

  • Press Release 30 May 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Challenges Gomez to Put Massachusetts Families Ahead of Oil Companies

    Asks Gomez to agree to a simple pledge standing up to oil and coal companies

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today is challenging Gabriel Gomez to agree to a commonsense pledge that puts Massachusetts families ahead of Big Oil. The pledge asks Gomez to commit to the same energy priorities that Ed Markey has supported in Congress, and would let Massachusetts voters know where he stands before they head to the ...More

  • Press Release 23 May 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV on House Vote Forcing Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement following a vote on legislation by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) that would force approval of the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “Keystone proponents are losing momentum. Far more members voted against this bill than the last time the House attempted to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and proponents didn’t get anywhere close to enough votes to override a Presidential ...More

  • Press Release 22 May 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV on Introduction of Bipartisan Toxics Reform Legislation

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the introduction of bipartisan toxics reform legislation spearheaded by Senators Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Vitter (R-LA):

    “We’re very encouraged by this bipartisan breakthrough. Millions of Americans are using products every day that contain unregulated chemicals that could be endangering their health. This bill is clearly a compromise, but it’s one that’s bringing Democrats and Republicans together to reform our nation’s outdated chemical ...More

  • Press Release 20 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement on Department of Interior’s Updated Fracking Rules

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Representative Alex Taurel issued this statement following the release of the Obama administration’s updated rules for hydraulic fracturing on America’s public lands:

    “These updated rules fail to protect public health or the environment. The Obama Administration should stand up to the oil companies and defend the American people from threats to their health, land, and drinking water. We’re deeply disappointed by this proposal and need the ...More

  • Press Release 20 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement on Committee Passage of McCarthy Nomination

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

    “Gina McCarthy has spent her entire career working across the aisle to protect our environment and defend public health. She’s one of the most qualified EPA nominees to come before ...More

  • Press Release 20 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    LCV Statement Ahead of Committee Vote 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 mark up later today, where a vote is expected on President Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

    “Gina McCarthy has demonstrated throughout her career that she is a supremely qualified nonpartisan public servant who is ideally suited to lead the EPA. We ...More

  • Press Release 14 May 2013  |  Vanessa Kritzer

    Coalition Delivers 72,000 Petitions To NBC, ABC, CBS Demanding More Climate Change Coverage

    Washington D.C.—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Sierra Club and Media Matters for America delivered more than 72,000 petitions they collected demanding that ABC, NBC and CBS provide more climate change coverage during their evening newscasts. The petition campaign followed a Media Matters study which found that these networks featured only 12 climate change segments last year, a time of historic extreme weather including record-breaking heat waves, droughts and Superstorm Sandy. ...More

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