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  • Press Release August 27, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV's Chispa Hosted a Roundtable on EPA Clean Power Plan Benefits for Latino Communities with Rep. Gallego, EPA

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    Phoenix, AZ – Today, Chispa Arizona, a program of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), hosted a roundtable discussion focused on environmental justice issues and the benefits of the recently finalized EPA Clean Power Plan, which puts the first-ever national limits on the amount of carbon pollution power plants can dump into our air. Carbon pollution has a disproportionate impact on communities of color, who are more likely to suffer from the ...More

  • Press Release August 27, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President Obama's Visit to New Orleans on Ten Year Commemoration of Hurricane Katrina

    Washington, DC – In response to President Obama’s remarks in New Orleans to mark the ten year commemoration of the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Ten years ago this week, the Gulf region was torn apart by Hurricane Katrina, which did such unprecedented damage that the recovery process is still underway. It is a tragedy that these communities had to pay a bitter price in lives, in homes, and ...More

  • Press Release August 27, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Releases New Polling on Clean Power Plan

    WASHINGTON, DC – A new bipartisan poll on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan shows an overwhelming majority of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want their governors to implement the Clean Power Plan. The poll, conducted for the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) by Democratic pollster Hart Research Associates and Republican pollster Chesapeake Beach Consulting, also confirms a broad majority of Americans are in favor of the Clean Power Plan overall.

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  • Press Release August 27, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Injunction Blocking EPA Clean Water Rule

    Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. District Court for North Dakota issued an injunction blocking the EPA and Army Corps’ Clean Water Rule. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “This is a terrible decision for the 1 in 3 Americans who have already been waiting too long for these vital protections for their drinking water. The District Court for North Dakota’s decision puts the interests of big polluters over people in ...More

  • Press Release August 24, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Commends President Obama's New Actions on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Obama will announce executive actions that will expand the development of clean energy sources and energy efficiency projects at Senator Harry Reid’s National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “President Obama's clean energy announcement once again demonstrates his administration’s commitment to combatting climate change, reducing carbon pollution, and modernizing the energy sector. Among other exciting impacts, these actions will spur clean ...More

  • Press Release August 24, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV’s Ohio Program Statement on Attacks on EPA’s Stronger Ozone Standards

    OHIO — In response to the latest industry-backed attacks on the EPA’s proposed update of the ozone standards, Beth Nagusky, LCV Ohio Policy Director, issued the following statement:

    “Dirty energy corporations and their allies are once again trying to undermine clean air by making the false accusation that the EPA’s stronger ozone standards are bad news for Ohio. These doomsday claims are straight out of the same tired and failed playbook polluters use every time ...More

  • Press Release August 18, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Commends Obama Administration's New Methane Pollution Standards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Obama Administration is expected to unveil the first ever methane pollution standards for new and modified sources in the oil and gas industry, with a goal of reducing methane pollution 40-45% by 2025. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “The Obama Administration has taken another landmark step in the fight against climate change by proposing the first ever limits on methane pollution from the oil and ...More

  • Press Release August 17, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Approval of Shell to Begin Arctic Drilling

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Obama Administration gave final approval allowing Shell to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “We are deeply disappointed that the Administration has given Shell final permission to drill for oil in the Arctic, a move at odds with President Obama’s otherwise strong leadership combating climate change and expanding our clean energy sectors. Shell, or any other oil company, cannot ...More

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