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  • Press Release April 26, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Hillary’s April 26 Primary Victories

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the results of the April 26 primary contests, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Congratulations to Hillary for these critical wins in tonight’s primaries! Democratic voters decisively chose Hillary because they know she has the smart, thoughtful policies we need in the White House. It has been fantastic to watch a campaign focused on issues and solutions, with the need to fight climate change and build a clean ...More

  • Press Release April 26, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Congratulates Katie McGinty on her Victory in Democratic Primary

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld tonight congratulates Katie McGinty on her victory in the Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Senate primary. LCV Action Fund endorsed Katie McGinty for Senate because she is a longtime leader for the environment and public health.

    “We congratulate Katie McGinty on her win in tonight’s primary, which shows that Pennsylvanians are lining up behind this pro-environment, pro-climate action champion. McGinty ...More

  • Press Release April 22, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Signing of Paris Agreement on Earth Day

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the signing of the international Paris climate agreement today, LCV president Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “It is fitting that today's historic signing of the Paris agreement, by a record number of countries on opening day, is on the celebration of Earth Day. It shows the unprecedented momentum building for global action on climate. Around the world, countries are going full-steam ahead by recommitting to their Paris climate pledges, ...More

  • Press Release April 21, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on the Failure of Sen. Hoeven’s E&W Appropriations Amendment Attacking the Clean Water Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the failure of Sen. Hoeven’s amendment to the FY17 Senate Energy and Water Appropriations bill, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “Today Big Polluters and their allies in Congress launched yet another failed attack on the EPA and Army Corps’ Clean Water Rule, which restores important safeguards for the small streams that feed into the drinking water supply of one in three Americans. At a ...More

  • Press Release April 21, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Angie Craig for Congress

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Angie Craig for Congress (MN-2). Craig has considerable experience advocating for public health and has made combating climate change a key part of her campaign platform.

    “Angie Craig will be an exciting new voice in Congress for Minnesota’s environment,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “With an ...More

  • Press Release April 21, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Earth Day Events

    Washington, D.C. — To celebrate Earth Day, this week, LCV, LCV’s Chispa program and our state league partners are holding 20 events in 7 different states. Staff and volunteers will participate in a wide variety of activities ranging from rallies and round tables to tree plantings and storm drain labeling.

    “This is a great Earth Day to celebrate. With President Obama’s climate leadership, we’ve accomplished a great deal for climate action,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. ...More

  • Press Release April 20, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Passage of Senate Energy Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Senate passing S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, LCV Vice President for Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “While we appreciate that Senators Cantwell and Murkowski worked to keep the most egregious provisions out of this package, this energy bill is still a mixed bag that LCV cannot support. This package includes some important and widely supported provisions like the Land and Water Conservation Fund ...More

  • Press Release April 19, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Secretary Jewell’s ‘State of the Parks’ Address

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s “State of the Parks” address today, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Secretary Jewell has articulated a bold vision for the future of America's parks and public lands. She is spot-on that we need more parks--both stunning landscapes and places that tell the story of all Americans--more investment in our booming outdoor economy, and a recognition that some places are just too precious to ...More

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