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  • Press Release 22 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on McKinley Coal Ash Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – In anticipation of the passage of H.R.1734, the McKinley Coal Ash bill, in the House of Representatives today, LCV Legislative Associate Zach Drennen issued the following statement:

    “The McKinley bill marks yet another giveaway to polluters by the radical leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation removes the few key environmental protections in the EPA’s final coal ash rule and would allow polluters to go back to irresponsibly storing and ...More

  • Press Release 22 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Conditional Approval of Shell to Begin Arctic Drilling

    WASHINGTON, DC – LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s conditional approval of Shell to begin drilling in America’s Arctic Ocean:

    “Shell has provided zero confidence it can be trusted to operate in a remote, pristine, and unforgiving environment like the Arctic Ocean. We have other, cleaner ways to power our economy that don’t risk a devastating oil spill or increase the pollution fueling climate change. We will ...More

  • Press Release 22 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Draft House Energy Bill Markup

    WASHINGTON, DC – With the passage of the House Energy bill out of the Energy and Power subcommittee, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “The current draft of the House Energy bill that passed out of the Energy & Power subcommittee today marks a missed opportunity to make progress on reducing carbon pollution and expanding clean energy. While we are grateful to Congressman Pallone and others for keeping out ...More

  • Press Release 21 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Senator Leahy's Letter on Land and Water Conservation Fund Expiration

    WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the letter led by Senator Leahy and joined by 20 other Senators to the Senate Energy Committee linking the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, LCV Land Conservation Fellow Andy French issued the following statement:

    “We applaud Senator Leahy and the 20 other Senators who joined this letter linking these two popular federal lands programs, signaling that ...More

  • Press Release 21 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Senate Finance Committee Passing Wind Production Tax Credit Extension

    WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the Senate Finance Committee passing the Wind Production Tax Credit extension, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “Today’s Senate Finance Committee passage of the tax extenders package underscore that communities all across the country see the benefits of the wind industry and other renewables. The fact that Senator Toomey withdrew his amendment to strip the production tax credit underscores how extreme his ...More

  • Press Release 10 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on President Obama Designating Three New National Monuments

    WASHINGTON, DC – According to news reports, today the Obama Administration announced the creation of three new national monuments: Nevada’s Basin and Range, California’s Berryessa Snow Mountain region and Texas’ Waco Mammoth site. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “By creating these three new national monuments, President Obama is continuing his commitment to preserving America’s treasured places and cementing his well-deserved place in conservation history. The President acted in response to ...More

  • Press Release 09 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on House Leadership Pulling Interior Spending Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – In response to House leadership pulling the Interior EPA spending bill and preventing a floor vote, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

    “Republican leaders’ extreme and divisive agenda ran counter to the values of the American people, who want an environmental funding bill that protects our climate, our parks, and the air we breathe and the water we drink. That said, the fact remains that polluters and their allies ...More

  • Press Release 07 Jul 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Obama Administration Spurring Solar Energy Economy

    WASHINGTON, DC – In response to today’s White House announcement on the new initiative to expand solar energy access and create clean energy jobs, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo released the following statement:

    “We’re excited that the Obama Administration continues to demonstrate leadership in building a clean energy economy by developing solar power through community partnerships. These new programs unveiled today will help increase access for low and middle-income families to solar energy ...More

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