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  • Press Release June 22, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Charlie Crist for Congress

    WASHINGTON, DC — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Governor Charlie Crist for Congress (FL-13). Crist is committed to protecting the environment, expanding clean energy, and safeguarding Pinellas County's coastal resources.

    “Charlie Crist has a long record of action on climate change and conservation in Florida, and he will bring this same dedication to Congress,” said ...More

  • Press Release June 22, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Pres. Obama Signing TSCA Reform Into Law

    Washington, D.C. – In anticipation of President Obama’s signing into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which updates the Toxic Substances Control Act, LCV president Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Today marks the beginning of a new era for protecting public health from toxic chemicals. For far too long, our nation’s broken chemical law has allowed toxic chemicals into our homes and workplaces, contributing to a dramatic rise ...More

  • Press Release June 21, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Names Joe Heck as Debut Member of 2016 Dirty Dozen

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced Joe Heck as one of the first members of its trademark Dirty Dozen program for the 2016 cycle. Heck is running for the open Senate seat in Nevada against clean energy leader Catherine Cortez Masto. LCV launched its first Senate independent expenditure in the 2016 cycle with a persuasion canvass campaign in support of Cortez Masto in April.

    For 20 years, the Dirty Dozen has targeted ...More

  • Press Release June 21, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Names Pat Toomey as Debut Member of 2016 Dirty Dozen

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced Pat Toomey as one of the first members of its trademark Dirty Dozen program for the 2016 cycle. Toomey is being challenged for his Senate seat in Pennsylvania by longtime environmental leader Katie McGinty.

    For 20 years, the Dirty Dozen has targeted candidates— regardless of party affiliation — who consistently side against the environment and are running in races in which LCV has a serious chance ...More

  • Press Release June 21, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Names Debut Members of 2016 Dirty Dozen: Joe Heck, Ron Johnson & Pat Toomey

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced the first members of its trademark Dirty Dozen program for the 2016 cycle: Joe Heck in Nevada, Ron Johnson in Wisconsin, and Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania. All three are running for U.S. Senate. For 20 years, the Dirty Dozen has targeted candidates— regardless of party affiliation — who consistently side against the environment and are running in races in which LCV has a serious chance ...More

  • Press Release June 21, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Names Ron Johnson as Debut Member of 2016 Dirty Dozen

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced Ron Johnson as one of the first members of its trademark Dirty Dozen program for the 2016 cycle. Johnson is being challenged for his Senate seat in Wisconsin by environmental champion and former Senator Russ Feingold, who has a 95 percent lifetime LCV score.

    For 20 years, the Dirty Dozen has targeted candidates— regardless of party affiliation — who consistently side against the environment and are ...More

  • Press Release June 20, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    The New York League of Conservation Voters and LCV Action Fund Jointly Endorse Paul Tonko for Congressional District 20

    ALBANY— The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced their endorsement of Representative Paul Tonko for re-election to Congress in New York’s 20th district.

    Since his election to the U.S. House in 2008, Congressman Tonko has employed his background ...More

  • Press Release June 16, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on the Passage through Committee of the Senate Interior-EPA Appropriations Bill

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the Interior-EPA Appropriations bill passing the Senate Appropriations Committee, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

    “Big Polluters must be very pleased that Senate Republican leaders have chosen this particular spending bill to sneak in poison-pill riders. Attacks on the Clean Water Rule, endangered species, and our public lands—among other anti-environmental policy riders—simply have no place in spending bills. We need a clean budget ...More

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