WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will mark up S.1140, Senator Barrasso’s dirty water bill that would undermine the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ recently finalized Clean Water Rule. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“This bill puts the desires of big polluters ahead of the drinking water of 117 million Americans by scrapping the EPA and Army Corps’ scientifically-sound Clean Water Rule.
CONCORD, N.H. - Last week, the New Hampshire Senate passed legislation to improve the existing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a critical piece of legislation that is fundamental to the ability of New Hampshire to achieve the carbon reduction targets of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The successful passage of this bill followed an extensive grassroots campaign conducted by volunteers with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV):LCV members collected and delivered nearly ...More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the release of the EPA’s draft assessment on the potential impacts to drinking water resources from hydraulic fracturing, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“The EPA’s draft assessment identified a number of threats the entire fracking process poses to drinking water sources and these vulnerabilities require further analysis and future regulation. It is no surprise that industry is cherry picking from this report to defend their specious
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to the House Energy & Commerce Committee markup of H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote:
"For nearly forty years our broken chemical regulatory system has failed to protect American families from dangerous chemicals, and during that time we've seen the number of health problems like childhood cancer and learning disabilities rise. While we appreciate the Energy &
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is expected to vote on Chairman Vitter’s “Sense of the Committee” resolution on small business input to the EPA’s Clean Water Rule. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“The Republican-led Senate is again trying to put roadblocks in the way of the EPA’s Clean Water Rule, which will restore pollution protections for the drinking water of 117 million Americans.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a $300,000 ad campaign in support of the EPA and Army Corps’ final Clean Water Rule. The ad will premiere on Sunday talk shows in DC, followed by a week on national cable. The ad features a voice narration describing the benefits of the rule, which will protect the drinking water of one-in-three Americans, with shots of three children
Washington, DC – Today, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers released the final Clean Water Rule, which restores protections to wetlands and small streams that contribute to the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
“Today is a great day. The Clean Water Rule is a major victory for the American people, who overwhelmingly support protecting the small streams and wetlands that feed into the
Washington, DC - Today, President Obama delivered the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut, and underscored that climate change is a national security risk. LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
“Once again President Obama has demonstrated the fundamental threat climate change poses to our way of life. The Defense Department has for years acknowledged that left unchecked, climate change will not only impact our ability to protect Americans at home,