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  • Press Release July 13, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on #BlackLivesMatter

    Washington, D.C. – On the third anniversary of the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in solidarity:

    “The League of Conservation Voters strives to make environmental justice a pillar of our work. There is simply no question that institutional racism has left people of color in this country with an overwhelming and unjust share of unhealthy air, unsafe drinking water and exposure to toxics. But of ...More

  • Press Release July 13, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Names Portman to Dirty Dozen List and Launches Field Effort in Ohio Senate Race

    Persuasion canvass campaign highlights stark differences between Portman and Strickland

    Cincinnati, Ohio - Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) named Sen. Rob Portman to its signature Dirty Dozen list and simultaneously launched an approximately $400,000 persuasion canvass effort to defeat Portman and elect Ted Strickland in the Ohio Senate race.

    The persuasion canvass campaign will engage voters in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. It will highlight the stark differences between former Governor Ted Strickland, who has been ...More

  • Press Release July 12, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Passage of House Chevron Deference Bill

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the House passing H.R. 4768, the Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016, Sara Chieffo, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement:

    “This radical legislation is a brazen attempt to advantage polluting companies who are trying to use legal challenges to dismantle core environmental and public health protections. This legislation allows unelected, non-expert judges to potentially throw out the work of the scientists, economists, lawyers, doctors, and ...More

  • Press Release July 12, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV & EDF Action Launch Significant Independent Expenditures in Pennsylvania Senate Race

    TV and field campaigns highlight stark differences between Toomey and McGinty

    Pittsburgh, PA - Today, to support Katie McGinty’s bid to unseat Sen. Pat Toomey in the Pennsylvania Senate race, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and EDF Action launched a joint $1.5 million TV ad campaign, while LCV separately launched its own approximately $300,000 persuasion canvass effort. These announcements come shortly after LCV named Sen. Pat Toomey to its signature Dirty Dozen list in June. ...More

  • Press Release July 12, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Statement on Senator Bernie Sanders’ Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

    Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president. LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

    “We congratulate Senator Sanders on a hard-fought race, we thank him for his leadership in confronting the climate crisis, and we are thrilled that he has endorsed Hillary Clinton. It’s time to come together to win the general election, and we are so pleased ...More

  • Press Release July 12, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Three Clean Energy Allies in Iowa

    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 three candidates running in Iowa: Patty Judge (U.S. Senate), Monica Vernon (U.S. House, District 1) and Jim Mowrer (U.S. House, District 3).

    “With Patty Judge, Monica Vernon, and Jim Mowrer in Congress, we will gain three strong allies for action on climate change and the protection of our environment," ...More

  • Press Release July 12, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Motion to Conference Energy Bill

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the Senate’s passage of a motion to go to conference with the House-passed amendment to S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “We appreciate the statements from Senators Cantwell and Murkowski about the agreement they have reached setting up a process for and limiting the scope of the energy bill conference. Senator Cantwell especially deserves credit for making ...More

  • Press Release July 11, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Congressional Resolutions and Floor Speeches Exposing Koch Brothers “Web of Denial”

    Washington, D.C. – In anticipation of the introduction of resolutions and floor speeches led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) and Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33) expressing congressional disapproval of industrial climate denial activities and exposing the polluter-funded “Web of Denial,” LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “We stand with the climate champions in Congress who are shining a badly-needed light on the nefarious activities of the Koch brothers and other Big Polluters. For far ...More

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