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  • Press Release 16 Sep 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    Terri Lynn Land Named to LCV's Dirty Dozen Program

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced that Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has been added to LCV’s trademark Dirty Dozen program this cycle. The Dirty Dozen targets candidates— regardless of party affiliation — who consistently side against the environment and are running in races in which LCV has a serious chance to affect the outcome. Last cycle, LCV defeated 11 of the 12 Dirty Dozen candidates.

    “Terri Lynn Land has an ...More

  • Press Release 16 Sep 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    Thom Tillis Named to LCV's Dirty Dozen Program

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced the addition of state Speaker of the House Thom Tillis to LCV’s trademark Dirty Dozen program this cycle. The Dirty Dozen targets candidates— regardless of party affiliation — who consistently side against the environment and are running in races in which LCV has a serious chance to affect the outcome. Last cycle, LCV defeated 11 of the 12 Dirty Dozen candidates.

    “Thom Tillis has an extreme ...More

  • Press Release 16 Sep 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    Paul LePage First Incumbent Governor Ever Named to LCV's Dirty Dozen Program

    WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today announced Governor Paul LePage as the first incumbent governor ever named to LCV’s trademark Dirty Dozen program.

    “Governor LePage’s unique addition to our Dirty Dozen reflects the urgency to stop his extensive anti-environment agenda. Gov. LePage questioned the scientific finding that climate change is due to human activities, and even claimed that it is good for Maine. He ignores that a warming Atlantic Ocean could ...More

  • Press Release 16 Sep 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Administration’s Efforts to Reduce the Use of HFCs

    WASHINGTON, DC — League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Director Sara Chieffo released this statement on the series of steps announced by the Obama administration today to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals used in refrigeration and air conditioning, insulated foams and aerosol products that have a significant negative impact on our climate. These steps span voluntary commitments from companies and executive actions that would expand the use of safer compounds and fund research ...More

  • Press Release 10 Sep 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Releases New Hampshire Voters’ Messages to Scott Brown as General Election Begins

    Voters: Brown is “in the pocket of Big Oil” & his climate science denial is “ridiculous”

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today released recorded phone messages from New Hampshire voters to Scott Brown as the general election race for Senate kicks off. Voters said that Brown is “in the pocket of Big Oil,” called his views on climate change “ridiculous,” and made clear he “is not a New Hampshire ...More

  • Press Release 10 Sep 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses John Foust for Congress

    WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of John Foust for Congress (VA-10). If elected to Congress, Foust will work to protect our air, water and tackle climate change.

    “John Foust will be an environmental ally in Congress as he works to tackle dangerous climate disruption and preserve our public lands for future generations to enjoy,” said LCV ...More

  • Press Release 09 Sep 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on House’s Extreme Attack on Clean Water

    WASHINGTON, DC — League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the so-called “Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act,” a dirty water bill that halts the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ draft rule to clarify the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act and essentially prevents any future proposals to protect our small streams and wetlands:

    “Republican leaders in the House are demonstrating once again ...More

  • Press Release 08 Sep 2014  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement Ahead of Senate Debate on Constitutional Amendment Overturning Citizens United and McCutcheon Decisions

    WASHINGTON DC — League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of consideration in the Senate today of Senate Joint Resolution 19, a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions, which opened the floodgates for polluter money in politics:

    “The special interests that are polluting our air, water and climate are the same ones that are polluting our democracy. People across the country are frustrated by the ...More

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