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  • Press Release July 12, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Passage of House Chevron Deference Bill

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the House passing H.R. 4768, the Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016, Sara Chieffo, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement:

    “This radical legislation is a brazen attempt to advantage polluting companies who are trying to use legal challenges to dismantle core environmental and public health protections. This legislation allows unelected, non-expert judges to potentially throw out the work of the scientists, economists, lawyers, doctors, and ...More

  • Press Release July 12, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Three Clean Energy Allies in Iowa

    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 three candidates running in Iowa: Patty Judge (U.S. Senate), Monica Vernon (U.S. House, District 1) and Jim Mowrer (U.S. House, District 3).

    “With Patty Judge, Monica Vernon, and Jim Mowrer in Congress, we will gain three strong allies for action on climate change and the protection of our environment," ...More

  • Press Release July 12, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Statement on Senator Bernie Sanders’ Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

    Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president. LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

    “We congratulate Senator Sanders on a hard-fought race, we thank him for his leadership in confronting the climate crisis, and we are thrilled that he has endorsed Hillary Clinton. It’s time to come together to win the general election, and we are so pleased ...More

  • Press Release July 11, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Congressional Resolutions and Floor Speeches Exposing Koch Brothers “Web of Denial”

    Washington, D.C. – In anticipation of the introduction of resolutions and floor speeches led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) and Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33) expressing congressional disapproval of industrial climate denial activities and exposing the polluter-funded “Web of Denial,” LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “We stand with the climate champions in Congress who are shining a badly-needed light on the nefarious activities of the Koch brothers and other Big Polluters. For far ...More

  • Press Release July 7, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Doug Owens 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 Doug Owens for Congress (UT-04). Owens is a respected environmental leader and a passionate voice for Utah’s natural treasures.

    "Doug Owens understands that we have an obligation to protect our planet for our children and grandchildren," said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “He is dedicated to preserving our ...More

  • Press Release July 7, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Expands Nevada Senate Campaign Field Effort to Nearly $1.4 Million

    Highlights stark differences between Heck and Cortez Masto

    Las Vegas, NV - Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) significantly expanded its persuasion canvass effort in support of Catherine Cortez Masto for Senate in Nevada. Today’s announcement builds on the initial $260,000 independent expenditure campaign announced in April for an anticipated total of nearly $1.4 million through Election Day. This expansion also comes shortly after naming Rep. Joe Heck to LCV’s Dirty Dozen list in ...More

  • Press Release July 7, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Arctic Drilling Standards

    In response to the Department of Interior’s announcement that it has finalized regulations for Arctic Ocean drilling, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

    “We thank the Interior Department for their efforts to raise standards on Arctic drilling. That said, any drilling in the Arctic would put at risk America’s most pristine ocean and our climate. President Obama has an incredible opportunity this year to expand his climate leadership by permanently protecting ...More

  • Press Release June 30, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    Latinos’ strong support for environmental protections reflected in Congresswoman Titus’s voting record; not in Congressman Hardy’s record

    Chispa Nevada Factsheet here and animated graphic here

    Available in Spanish here

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chispa Nevada, a program of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released factsheets on the environmental records of Nevada’s Congressional delegation based on their votes in the 2015 National Environmental Scorecard. The factsheet displays who is – and who is not – standing up for the health and environment of their Latino constituents.

    For the first time we’re assessing the ...More

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