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  • Press Release 27 May 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Applauds the Obama Administration's Final Clean Water Rule

    Washington, DC – Today, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers released the final Clean Water Rule, which restores protections to wetlands and small streams that contribute to the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans. In response, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Today is a great day. The Clean Water Rule is a major victory for the American people, who overwhelmingly support protecting the small streams and wetlands that feed into the ...More

  • Press Release 20 May 2015  |  Seth Stein

    President Obama Connects Climate Change to National Security

    Washington, DC - Today, President Obama delivered the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut, and underscored that climate change is a national security risk. LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Once again President Obama has demonstrated the fundamental threat climate change poses to our way of life. The Defense Department has for years acknowledged that left unchecked, climate change will not only impact our ability to protect Americans at home, ...More

  • Press Release 19 May 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Issues Statement on Senate GOP Attacks on EPA Clean Water Rule

    Washington, DC - Today, Senate Republicans held two hearings where they showcased their assault on the EPA and Army Corps’ Clean Water Rule. In response, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “Today’s attacks on the Clean Water Rule put these senators at odds with the vast majority of voters, who care about safe drinking water. In addition to being unpopular, the attacks on the rule are completely unfounded, and could put the ...More

  • Press Release 13 May 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Sen. Capito’s Legislation to Block Common Sense Limits on Carbon Pollution

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Sen. Shelley Capito unveiled legislation to block the EPA from ever putting in place common sense limits on the amount of carbon pollution power plants can spew into our air. In response, LCV Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “Senator Capito’s radical legislation reads like a polluter’s wish list, with attacks aimed directly at the heart of the Clean Air Act. Not only does this bill allow power plants to ...More

  • Press Release 12 May 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Issues Statement on Continued Assault on EPA's Clean Water Rule

    WASHINGTON, DC – In anticipation of the House of Representatives’ vote on H.R. 1732, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “This bill is yet another pro-polluter assault on the EPA’s critical Clean Water Rule, which will protect the drinking water of one in three Americans. Although the public has overwhelmingly called on the EPA to finalize these important safeguards for our nation’s waterways, the Republican House leadership is intent on putting the desires ...More

  • Press Release 11 May 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Conditional Approval of Shell’s Exploration Plan to Drill in the Arctic Ocean

    WASHINGTON, DC - In response to the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announcing its conditional approval for Shell to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

    “It’s disappointing that the Interior Department is green-lighting Shell’s plans when the department’s own environmental assessment admits there is a 75 percent chance of a large oil spill in the Arctic if Shell fully develops its ...More

  • Press Release 07 May 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Issues Statement on Federal Coal Reform

    WASHINGTON, DC - In response to the Interior Department’s proposed rule to update the federal coal royalty system, LCV Land Conservation Fellow Andy French released the following statement:

    “Coal companies are taking advantage of outdated regulations to cheat taxpayers. They have gamed the system and are taking more than their fair share of revenue from resources mined on our public lands. Interior’s proposal is a step in the right direction, but we need a stronger final ...More

  • Press Release 30 Apr 2015  |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on FY16 "Climate Deniers Budget"

    WASHINGTON, DC - In response to the House passage of the Republican Congress’ FY16 budget conference report, LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

    “This “Climate Change Deniers Budget” is yet more evidence that big polluters seem to have Republican leadership in their back pockets, even while a majority of American people recognize the consequences of climate change. Unfortunately, Republican leaders removed Senate-approved provisions that acknowledge the scientific reality of human-caused climate change ...More

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