WASHINGTON, DC—League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement following the announcement that Rep. Lois Capps will retire at the end of this term:
“Congresswoman Capps is a proven environmental champion who has worked tirelessly to protect California’s coast, combat climate change and grow our clean energy economy. Her stellar voting record has earned her an impressive 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. She has built a legacy of commonsense
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the United States’ submission to the United Nations to cut the pollution driving climate change by up to 28 percent below 2005 levels in 2025.
“This commitment sends another important signal to the world that tackling climate change is a very top priority for President Obama. Building on game changing announcements like the one unveiled with China last year, countries are
Washington, DC: League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Director Sara Chieffo released this statement in response to the passage of the Senate budget resolution:
“The priorities of the McConnell Senate are now perfectly clear—the Senate-passed budget puts the interests of big polluters ahead of American families. This continued assault on clean air and water, with repeated votes to undermine public health, puts this budget at odds with the common-sense environmental protections that Americans want. While
Washington, DC: In response to the announcement that Senator Harry Reid will retire at the end of this term, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
"No one fights the good fight harder than Harry Reid. Senator Reid is a true environmental champion who has fought to move America to a cleaner energy future while taking on climate change, which he called one of the greatest challenges of our time. As Majority
Washington, DC: In response to Wednesday afternoon’s votes on the Senate Budget resolution, LCV’s Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:
“With this budget, Senator McConnell’s Senate is continuing to prioritize polluters’ interests. Today’s votes included a damaging amendment to undermine the EPA and the Army Corps' draft Clean Water Rule, which aims to protect the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans; and saw the majority of the Senate Republicans again reject the
WASHINGTON, DC: League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released this statement in response to the publication of the Department of Interior’s final rule governing hydraulic fracturing on public lands:
“This is an important step forward in regulating fracking, a process which has concerned communities across the country. Many aspects of this rule, such as stricter requirements for well construction and disposal of flowback water, reflect the urgent need to minimize
Washington, DC: The League of Conservation Voters President, Gene Karpinski, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s new executive order directing the Federal government to cut carbon pollution and increase use of renewable energy sources.
“President Obama is again proving that he is committed to meeting the climate change challenge head-on. As the biggest energy consumer in the country, the Federal government is well-positioned to lead by example as it reduces carbon pollution
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released this statement in response to the introduction of the “Frack Pack” legislation, five bills that will remove exemptions and close loopholes that oil and gas companies use to circumvent major environmental legislation:
“While oil and gas companies take advantage of loopholes and exceptions in our bedrock environmental laws, our communities assume all the risk. By holding fracking companies