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  • Press Release 18 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on Introduction of “Frack Pack” Legislation in the House

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released this statement in response to the introduction of the “Frack Pack” legislation, five bills that will remove exemptions and close loopholes that oil and gas companies use to circumvent major environmental legislation:

    “While oil and gas companies take advantage of loopholes and exceptions in our bedrock environmental laws, our communities assume all the risk. By holding fracking companies ...More

  • Press Release 17 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on House Republican Budget

    WASHINGTON, DC –League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement from Alex Taurel, Deputy Legislative Director in reaction the release of the House Republican 2016 Budget.

    “The House Republican Budget is yet another stunning symbol of the influence that the oil, gas and coal industries have over this Congress. The Republican Leadership should stop doing polluters’ bidding by sacrificing protections for clean air, water and public lands that Americans and many businesses rely on. Instead of ...More

  • Press Release 04 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Failed Attempt to Override Keystone Veto

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

    “It is time Senator McConnell and Leader Boehner move on from this tired political fight to approve the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL pipeline. The Senators who stood with the president and opposed this veto override attempt deserve credit for knowing Americans want us to ...More

  • 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

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