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  • Press Release 26 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Conservation Groups, Native Organizations Celebrate Wilderness Recommendation for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Recommendation rolls back pro-development position from the Reagan era

    WASHINGTON – In a significant moment for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, today the Obama administration became the first in history to make a Wilderness recommendation for the Refuge’s Coastal Plain as part of its preferred alternative in its final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Wilderness Review.

    Through this recommendation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes the value of the Arctic Refuge as a remarkable, wilderness quality ...More

  • Press Release 21 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on John Podesta & Brian Deese

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the news that White House senior adviser John Podesta will be leaving the Obama administration and will be succeeded by Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget:

    “John Podesta has been critically important to the unprecedented progress the Obama administration has made in addressing the climate crisis. From the Clean Power Plan to ...More

  • Press Release 21 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Senate Votes on Climate Change

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on votes in the Senate today on amendments acknowledging the reality of climate change:

    “Senator Schatz’s amendment today made clear that a bipartisan majority supports the science on climate change. But far too many Senators are afraid to stand up to their polluter allies. At the same time, Republican leaders in the House are pretending the President’s forceful call to action on ...More

  • Press Release 20 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on the State of the Union

    Traducción en español abajo

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight:

    “President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to building on the extraordinary progress he’s made since his last State of the Union in implementing his Clean Power Plan and protecting our air, land, and water. By inviting a sea-level rise researcher to attend tonight’s State of the ...More

  • Press Release 15 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Sen. Joni Ernst Delivering the Republican State of the Union Response

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement in reaction to Senator Joni Ernst delivering the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address this year:

    “It’s troubling that Republican leaders have chosen a climate science denier like Joni Ernst to represent their party and deliver their State of the Union response. Senator Ernst has advocated for closing the Environmental Protection Agency, which would threaten enforcement of bedrock environmental ...More

  • Press Release 15 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Rep. Don Young's Anti-Parks Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel released this statement following the introduction of the Marine Access and State Transparency Act (H.R. 330) by Representative Don Young (R-AK):

    “Congressman Young missed the message the American people sent during the government shutdown two years ago. Americans value our National Parks and iconic areas like Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty, but this legislation would attack the century-old law that has helped ...More

  • Press Release 15 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Governor Walker's Decision to Sue the EPA-Politically Driven, Bad for Wisconsin

    Madison - Governor Walker announced in last night’s State of the State address that he will ask Attorney General Brad Schimel to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over proposed standards limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.

    The EPA’s Clean Power Plan is the most important step we’ve taken to address the threat of climate change. We already have safeguards in place for pollutants like arsenic, mercury and lead, and the Clean Power Plan finally ...More

  • Press Release 14 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Obama Administration's Actions to Reduce Methane Pollution

    WASHINGTON DC — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the Obama administration’s actions to reduce harmful methane pollution by the oil and gas industry:

    “This announcement once again demonstrates the President’s strong commitment to tackling the climate crisis through his Climate Action Plan. This is an important first step in creating the strongest possible standards to curb our nation’s largest sources of industrial methane pollution. We look forward to ...More

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