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  • Press Release 17 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Koch Brothers Political Allies Desperate Attacks on Papal Encyclical

    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 ...More

  • Press Release 16 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Obama Administration Spurring Clean Energy Investments

    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 ...More

  • Press Release 15 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Congressional Committee Mark-Ups of the Interior-EPA Appropriations Bills

    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 ...More

  • Press Release 15 Jun 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Clinton Makes Climate a Campaign Priority

    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 ...More

  • Press Release 15 Jun 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCVEF Capital Dinner Features EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Honors Senator Harry Reid with Lifetime Achievement Award

    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 ...More

  • Press Release 10 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Issues Statement on Senator Barrasso’s Dirty Water Bill

    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. ...More

  • Press Release 08 Jun 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Commends NH Senate for Passing Critical Climate Change Legislation

    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
  • Press Release 04 Jun 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Issues Statement on EPA Study of Fracking Impacts on Drinking Water

    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 ...More

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