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  • Press Release 23 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement in Anticipation of House Vote on Rep. Whitfield's Bill Gutting EPA Clean Power Plan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, the U.S. House is expected to vote on H.R. 2042. Rep. Whitfield’s bill undermines the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would put in place the first nationwide limits on the power plant carbon pollution. In anticipation of the full House vote on H.R. 2042, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs, Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “This legislation is in lockstep with the polluter-backed “just say no” approach to climate change. This ...More

  • Press Release 19 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Release of EPA and NHTSA Draft Heavy Duty Truck Fuel Economy Standards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the release of the updated EPA and NHTSA Heavy Duty Truck Efficiency Rule, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “Today’s release of the heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standards marks another important step in the Obama Administration’s plan to curb carbon pollution and combat climate change. A more efficient truck fleet will save money on shipping, driving down costs for companies and consumers. We look ...More

  • Press Release 18 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Senator Mark Kirk's Anti-Environment Interior Appropriations Mark Up Votes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)’s anti-environmental votes in the Senate Appropriations Committee markup of the FY16 Interior Appropriations bill, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Sara Chieffo, Vice President of Government Affairs:

    “Senator Kirk made crystal clear with his votes today on the Interior spending bill that he cares more about polluters than the health of his constituents. He was the deciding vote to undermine the Clean ...More

  • Press Release 18 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement FY16 Senate Interior Appropriations Bill Mark Up

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up and passed the FY16 Interior Appropriations bill. In response, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

    “The Senate Interior Appropriations bill is an egregious attack on nearly every major environmental priority facing our nation, slashing funding for the EPA and other conservation priorities. This bill reads like it was written by big polluters, and includes damaging policy riders that have no place ...More

  • Press Release 18 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Release of Papal Encyclical

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Pope is releasing an encyclical on the moral imperative to combat climate change. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “The Pope has demonstrated tremendous leadership by elevating the conversation on one of the most important issues of our time: climate change. There is a moral imperative to put forward a meaningful plan of action on climate change by world leaders, not only for the health of our ...More

  • Press Release 17 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Koch Brothers Political Allies Desperate Attacks on Papal Encyclical

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pro-polluter Presidential candidates, Members of Congress and industry front groups have wasted no time criticizing the Pope’s forthcoming encyclical on climate change. In response to these attacks, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “These desperate attacks on the Pope’s forthcoming encyclical expose the iron-grip that the Koch brothers and fossil fuel industry have on their political allies. It is reprehensible that politicians are joining big polluters to ...More

  • Press Release 16 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Obama Administration Spurring Clean Energy Investments

    WASHINGTON, DC – In response to today’s White House announcement on executive actions and more than $4 billion in private investment for clean energy, LCV Legislative Associate Zach Drennen released the following statement:

    “We commend today’s announcement by the Obama Administration that will continue American leadership in the clean energy economy. From the Clean Energy Trust in Chicago to the Energy Accelerator in Hawaii, these investments will help hard-working entrepreneurs bring their visions from the drawing ...More

  • Press Release 15 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Congressional Committee Mark-Ups of the Interior-EPA Appropriations Bills

    WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, the House and Senate Appropriations Committee will mark-up the FY2016 Interior-EPA Appropriations Bills. In anticipation, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel released the following statement:

    “It is no surprise that House Republican leaders are advancing an anti-environmental spending bill that’s a complete giveaway to their polluter backers, but the depth and scope of attacks in this bill are outrageous. Not only does this spending bill slash funding for critical priorities like ...More

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