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  • Press Release September 24, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Pope Francis' Address to Congress

    Washington, DC – Today, as Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “It is truly inspiring to witness Pope Francis discuss our shared moral obligation to fight climate change and protect the environment. We could not agree more when Pope Francis says ‘Now is the time for courageous actions and strategies, aimed at implementing a culture of care and an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity ...More

  • Press Release September 23, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Gov. Bush's Assault on Environmental Safeguards

    Washington, DC – Yesterday, Governor Jeb Bush released his plan attacking environmental safeguards under the guise of regulatory reform. In response, LCV Vice President of Campaigns Daniel J. Weiss issued the following statement:

    “Governor Bush is misleading the public about the benefits of the Clean Power Plan, which contrary to his claims, will grow the economy, protect public health, and combat climate change. His new plan also includes a reckless attack on the Clean Water Rule, ...More

  • Press Release September 22, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    Conservationists Release New Ad Urging Senator Ron Johnson to Support Clean Power Plan

    Wisconsin’s Waterways Impacted by Climate Change, Threatening 1.6 Million Wisconsinites

    NEW AD: “Lakes”

    MILWAUKEE, WI -- Today, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters and coalition partners announced the launch of a new ad, “Lakes” and voiced their concerns for the harmful impacts Climate Change is having on Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and streams at a press conference at Milwaukee’s McKinley Marina.

    The national League of Conservation Voters’ latest ad highlights Senator Ron Johnson’s inaction on climate change, which has ...More

  • Press Release September 22, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on the Democratic Senate Energy Bill

    Washington, DC – Today, Senators Maria Cantwell, Ron Wyden, Harry Reid, and 20 of their colleagues unveiled the Democratic Senate Energy Bill. In response, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “We are pleased to see Senate Democratic leadership working hard to tackle the problem of global climate change by reducing dangerous carbon pollution and promoting clean energy. This bill is an important step in shifting away from the dirty ...More

  • Press Release September 22, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Interior Department's Conservation Announcement

    Washington, DC – Today, the Department of the Interior announced that conservation efforts have made a ‘threatened’ or ‘endangered’ listing under the Endangered Species Act unnecessary for the Greater sage-grouse and finalized management plans that lay the groundwork for protecting sagebrush habitat in eleven western states. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “This is a bipartisan win for conservation. Today's announcement is the result of unparalleled collaboration across all levels of government ...More

  • Press Release September 22, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCVAF Statement on Hillary Clinton Opposing Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today Hillary Clinton announced that she supports the rejection of TransCanada's permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline. In response, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund released the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs:

    "We are thrilled that Secretary Clinton has continued to build on her longtime environmental leadership by publicly opposing the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is exactly the kind of ...More

  • Press Release September 17, 2015   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on House Committee Passage of Bill Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban

    Washington, DC - In response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee passing legislation today that would lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports, League of Conservation Voters Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo released this statement:

    “We are disappointed that once again, the top priority of Big Oil is once again a top priority of the House leadership. Lifting the 40-year old ban on exporting crude oil would hurt American families by raising ...More

  • Press Release September 16, 2015   |  Seth Stein

    GOP Candidates Deny Importance of Action on Climate Change at CNN Debate

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the second GOP presidential primary debate, CNN moderator Jake Tapper asked the candidates about climate change. Recent polling by Republican pollster American Viewpoint found that Republican voters in the key primary states of South Carolina and New Hampshire support pro-environment policies and renewable energy, and majorities believe in climate change. In response, LCV Senior Vice President of Campaigns Daniel J. Weiss issued the following statement:

    “We applaud CNN for asking the candidates ...More

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