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
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
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
Washington, DC: In response to Secretary Hillary Clinton’s speech in New York today, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund released the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs:
“Kudos to Secretary Clinton! We’re thrilled that today’s powerful speech builds on her long record of environmental leadership by making crystal clear that climate change will be a top priority throughout her campaign. As a senator, Clinton supported comprehensive climate
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, June 23rd, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be the keynote speaker at the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner, where Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as an environmental champion in Congress.
Leaders from throughout the environmental community and many members of Congress are expected to attend. Media are required to RSVP in order to cover this event. To
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will mark up S.1140, Senator Barrasso’s dirty water bill that would undermine the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ recently finalized Clean Water Rule. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“This bill puts the desires of big polluters ahead of the drinking water of 117 million Americans by scrapping the EPA and Army Corps’ scientifically-sound Clean Water Rule.
CONCORD, N.H. - Last week, the New Hampshire Senate passed legislation to improve the existing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a critical piece of legislation that is fundamental to the ability of New Hampshire to achieve the carbon reduction targets of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The successful passage of this bill followed an extensive grassroots campaign conducted by volunteers with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV):LCV members collected and delivered nearly ...More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the release of the EPA’s draft assessment on the potential impacts to drinking water resources from hydraulic fracturing, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:
“The EPA’s draft assessment identified a number of threats the entire fracking process poses to drinking water sources and these vulnerabilities require further analysis and future regulation. It is no surprise that industry is cherry picking from this report to defend their specious