WASHINGTON, DC – Following the end of the comment period last week, a coalition of environmental groups including the League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water Action, Environment America, Southern Environmental Law Center, Sierra Club and American Rivers announced today that they’ve collected more than 800,000 comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Clean Water Rule. The rule clarifies Clean Water Act protections for
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on the vote in the Senate today on legislation that would force approval of the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:
“We thank all the Senators who voted against this dangerous Keystone legislation, and we’re more confident than ever that this pipeline will never be built. The decision remains right where
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on reports that President Obama will announce a $3 billion contribution to the Green Climate Fund at the G20 Summit this weekend. This commitment builds on past financial commitments made by both Democratic and Republican administrations and helps protect vulnerable communities from climate change’s impacts and provides a key opportunity for U.S. clean energy businesses looking to expand overseas.
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on efforts in Congress to force approval of the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:
“Instead of once again trying to circumvent the process, Congress should get serious about transitioning to a clean energy economy. The Keystone XL pipeline lacks a legal route, clearly fails President Obama’s climate test and threatens our waters
WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the announcement between the United States and China to limit carbon pollution:
“This historic announcement is truly a game changer in the fight against climate change. The need to act on climate change has never been more obvious or more urgent. We're glad to see the United States and China coming together to do just that.”
McFadden’s defeat a victory for Dirty Dozen program
WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski tonight congratulates Senator Al Franken on his victory in the Minnesota Senate race. LCV Action Fund endorsed Franken, raised or contributed more than $100,000 to his campaign through its GiveGreen program, and named his opponent, Mike McFadden, to the Dirty Dozen. Additionally, LCV mobilized its members as volunteer for Franken’s campaign, as part of its GreenRoots program.
Land’s defeat a victory for Dirty Dozen program
WASHINGTON –League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski tonight congratulates Rep. Gary Peters on his victory in the Michigan Senate race. LCV, LCV Victory Fund, and Conservation Voters of Michigan PAC in total spent $2 million in the Michigan Senate campaign on television ads and voter contact, which included 60,000 visits to voters’ homes. LCV Action Fund also endorsed Peters in this race and raised or
WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski tonight congratulates Senator Susan Collins on her victory in the Maine Senate race. LCV Action Fund endorsed Senator Collins in June. Senator Collins’ voting record has earned her the highest score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard of any Republican in the Senate.
“Senator Susan Collins is committed to protecting our environment and expanding our clean energy economy. We congratulate Senator Collins on her re-election and look