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  • Press Release 03 Feb 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on the Retirement of Congressman Henry Waxman

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the retirement of Congressman Henry Waxman:

    “For forty years, there has been no greater champion for protecting the environment and public health than Henry Waxman. From the life-saving Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 to his leadership in passing the first comprehensive climate change legislation through the U.S. House to his ongoing efforts to take on climate change deniers, he has ...More

  • Press Release 29 Jan 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

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

    “President Obama sent a clear signal that action to address the climate crisis won’t be held hostage by the climate change deniers running the House of Representatives. The President has already made major progress implementing his Climate Action Plan, and it’s clear he’s going to keep using his executive authority to make ...More

  • Press Release 24 Jan 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    Conservation Voters New Mexico and League of Conservation Voters Echo Local Community’s Calls to Designate Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

    SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Conservation Voters New Mexico Executive Director Demis Foster and League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of today’s public meeting in New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region. The meeting, hosted by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall and attended by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, is meant to give local residents the chance to share their vision for how the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region can be ...More

  • Press Release 15 Jan 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s watershed assessment of the impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine on Alaska’s Bristol Bay:

    “The EPA got it right and confirms what we already know. The Pebble Mine would produce up to 10 billion tons of toxic waste and could devastate Alaska’s salmon industry, the environment, and the way of life for ...More

  • Press Release 14 Jan 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on the Creation of the Senate Climate Action Task Force

    WASHINGTON, DC –League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the creation of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, a group chaired by Senators Boxer and Whitehouse that includes more than a dozen Senators committed to pushing for action on climate change:

    “Big Oil and corporate polluters have worked with their allies in Congress to prevent action on climate change for far too long. This task force is the latest sign that ...More

  • Press Release 19 Dec 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Alex Sink 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 Alex Sink for Congress (FL-13). Alex Sink has worked tirelessly on the local level to protect the environment while improving Florida’s economy, and is committed to working in Congress to improve water quality and preserve our natural resources.

    “Alex Sink has a strong record of bringing communities together with businesses ...More

  • Press Release 12 Dec 2013  |  Intern Admin

    CVNM and LCV Praise Senators Udall and Heinrich for Legislation Protecting Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

    SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Conservation Voters of New Mexico (CVNM) Executive Director Demis Foster and League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich’s introduction of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act, which would designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and protect significant areas across Dona Ana County:

    “The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks are a rich source of natural beauty that deserves permanent protection as ...More

  • Press Release 05 Dec 2013  |  Intern Admin

    LCV on the Presidential Memorandum on Energy Management

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement following the release of the Presidential Memorandum on Federal Leadership on Energy Management, a key component of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan:

    “This is an important step forward in implementing the President’s Climate Action Plan. These are commonsense measures that will more than double the amount of electricity the federal government gets from renewable sources, and ...More

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