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  • Press Release 26 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    2014 National Environmental Scorecard Reveals House's Relentless Environmental Attacks for Fourth Year in a Row

    House Polluter Agenda Results in Tie for Most Scored Votes

    **Full Scorecard available here**

    WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today released the 2014 National Environmental Scorecard tallying the performance of every member of Congress on the year’s key environmental votes. The Scorecard is available in both English and Spanish at scorecard.lcv.org

    “This year’s Scorecard shows that while the world experienced the hottest year on record, the House recklessly trampled our environment, proving themselves ...More

  • Press Release 24 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Keystone Veto

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President of Gene Karpinski released this statement on the President’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill:

    “We’re thrilled that President Obama has taken the very important step of vetoing the bill to approve the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This veto, along with the president’s increasing public skepticism about Keystone XL, and his incredible leadership on a wide range of environmental issues, ...More

  • Press Release 18 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Reports that President Obama Will Create Three New National Monuments

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on reports that President Obama will protect Chicago's Pullman Historic District, Hawaii's Honouliuli Internment Camp, and Colorado's Browns Canyon as national monuments:

    "We are thrilled that the president continues to take steps to protect America's treasured historic, cultural and natural resources for future generations. The designation of Hawaii's Honouliuli Internment Camp and Chicago's Pullman Historic District add to the president’s strong ...More

  • Press Release 13 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on John Podesta’s Last Day at White House

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the occasion of John Podesta, Senior Counselor to the President’s, last day in the position:

    “From supporting clean energy jobs, to reducing carbon pollution, to helping negotiate historic agreements with China, to promoting new national monuments, John Podesta did more for climate change and conservation in a little over 400 days than Congress has in the last four years. We ...More

  • Press Release 11 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on House Vote on Dangerous Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement in anticipation of the House passing S. 1, legislation forcing approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “This dirty and dangerous bill is headed straight for a well-deserved veto. On the heels of the EPA’s confirmation that Keystone XL fails his climate test, we commend President Obama for his commitment to ...More

  • Press Release 10 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Community Rallies Against SRP Rate Increase & Tax on Solar

    Traducción en español abajo

    Call on SRP Board to Say, “Sol Not Coal”

    PHOENIX, AZ – Over 300 SRP customers and solar energy advocates rallied today outside their private country club to protest the utility’s proposal for an across-the-board rate increase and a tax on rooftop solar. Inside, the utility board of director held their final meeting to receive public comment on the proposal before they vote on February 26th.

    “This rate hike and solar tax ...More

  • Press Release 05 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Releases Special Edition National Environmental Scorecard of Votes on Keystone XL Legislation

    Traducción en español abajo

    **Full Scorecard available here**

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters today took the highly unusual step of releasing a Special Edition National Environmental Scorecard that includes votes on key environmental, public health, and energy amendments as well as final passage of legislation to automatically approve the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline (S.1). This is only the second time that LCV has released a Special Edition Scorecard on votes ...More

  • Press Release 03 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV: EPA Confirms Keystone XL Fails President Obama’s Climate Test

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) comments on the State Department’s analysis of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “The EPA’s comments confirm that Keystone XL fails the President’s climate test. From the risk of spills to a dramatic increase in greenhouse emissions, it’s clear that tar sands oil should stay in the ground. President Obama has ...More

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