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  • Press Release 08 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on the Retirement of Senator Barbara Boxer

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the retirement announcement from Senator Barbara Boxer, ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and a leader of the Senate Climate Action Task Force. Senator Boxer earned a 100% on LCV’s 2013 National Environmental Scorecard and has a 90% lifetime score:

    “Barbara Boxer’s tireless work advocating for clean air, clean water and climate action has helped shape the movement ...More

  • Press Release 06 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on Efforts by the New Congress to Force Approval of the Dangerous Keystone XL Pipeline

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on efforts by the 114th Congress to force approval of the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “President Obama continues to show real climate leadership by pledging to veto attempts by Congress to circumvent the process and we’re more confident than ever that he will reject this dirty, dangerous pipeline once and for ...More

  • Press Release 18 Dec 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    CLCV, LCV Echo Local Community's Calls to Protect Berryessa Snow Mountain Region as a National Monument

    NAPA, CALIFORNIA – California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) CEO Sarah Rose and League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of tomorrow’s public meeting regarding the future of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region in northern California. The meeting, hosted by Rep. Mike Thompson and attended by Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie, is meant to give ...More

  • Press Release 08 Dec 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement Ahead of Public Meeting on the Future of Colorado's Browns Canyon

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of tomorrow’s public meeting in Colorado’s Browns Canyon region. The meeting, hosted by Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and attended by administration officials from the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, is meant to give local residents the chance to share their vision for how the Browns Canyon area of the Arkansas River can be permanently protected.

    “The people ...More

  • Press Release 26 Nov 2014  |  Megan Maassen

    LCV on EPA's Ozone Standard Proposal

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the EPA’s new proposed standard for ozone pollution:

    “We applaud the President and EPA for taking this important step to protect public health and look forward to working with them to ensure the final rule is as protective as possible. While Big Oil and other polluters try to ignore the science, it’s clear that Americans need to ...More

  • Press Release 19 Nov 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    Coalition Collects More Than 800,000 Comments Supporting Clean Water Rule

    WASHINGTON, DC – Following the end of the comment period last week, a coalition of environmental groups including the League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water Action, Environment America, Southern Environmental Law Center, Sierra Club and American Rivers announced today that they’ve collected more than 800,000 comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Clean Water Rule. The rule clarifies Clean Water Act protections for ...More

  • Press Release 18 Nov 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on the Vote in the Senate on Legislation Forcing Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on the vote in the Senate today on legislation that would force approval of the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “We thank all the Senators who voted against this dangerous Keystone legislation, and we’re more confident than ever that this pipeline will never be built. The decision remains right where ...More

  • Press Release 14 Nov 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on President Obama Pledging $3 Billion to Green Climate Fund

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on reports that President Obama will announce a $3 billion contribution to the Green Climate Fund at the G20 Summit this weekend. This commitment builds on past financial commitments made by both Democratic and Republican administrations and helps protect vulnerable communities from climate change’s impacts and provides a key opportunity for U.S. clean energy businesses looking to expand overseas. ...More

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