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  • Press Release 31 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on President's Submission of Climate Plan to UN

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on the United States’ submission to the United Nations to cut the pollution driving climate change by up to 28 percent below 2005 levels in 2025.

    “This commitment sends another important signal to the world that tackling climate change is a very top priority for President Obama. Building on game changing announcements like the one unveiled with China last year, countries are ...More

  • Press Release 27 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Passage of the Senate Budget Resolution

    Washington, DC: League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Director Sara Chieffo released this statement in response to the passage of the Senate budget resolution:

    “The priorities of the McConnell Senate are now perfectly clear—the Senate-passed budget puts the interests of big polluters ahead of American families. This continued assault on clean air and water, with repeated votes to undermine public health, puts this budget at odds with the common-sense environmental protections that Americans want. While ...More

  • Press Release 27 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Reid Retirement

    Washington, DC: In response to the announcement that Senator Harry Reid will retire at the end of this term, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    "No one fights the good fight harder than Harry Reid. Senator Reid is a true environmental champion who has fought to move America to a cleaner energy future while taking on climate change, which he called one of the greatest challenges of our time. As Majority ...More

  • Press Release 26 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Wednesday Senate Budget Votes

    Washington, DC: In response to Wednesday afternoon’s votes on the Senate Budget resolution, LCV’s Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

    “With this budget, Senator McConnell’s Senate is continuing to prioritize polluters’ interests. Today’s votes included a damaging amendment to undermine the EPA and the Army Corps' draft Clean Water Rule, which aims to protect the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans; and saw the majority of the Senate Republicans again reject the ...More

  • Press Release 20 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Fracking Rule from Department of Interior

    WASHINGTON, DC: League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released this statement in response to the publication of the Department of Interior’s final rule governing hydraulic fracturing on public lands:

    “This is an important step forward in regulating fracking, a process which has concerned communities across the country. Many aspects of this rule, such as stricter requirements for well construction and disposal of flowback water, reflect the urgent need to minimize ...More

  • Press Release 19 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Executive Order to Curb Carbon Pollution

    Washington, DC: The League of Conservation Voters President, Gene Karpinski, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s new executive order directing the Federal government to cut carbon pollution and increase use of renewable energy sources.

    “President Obama is again proving that he is committed to meeting the climate change challenge head-on. As the biggest energy consumer in the country, the Federal government is well-positioned to lead by example as it reduces carbon pollution ...More

  • Press Release 18 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on Introduction of “Frack Pack” Legislation in the House

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released this statement in response to the introduction of the “Frack Pack” legislation, five bills that will remove exemptions and close loopholes that oil and gas companies use to circumvent major environmental legislation:

    “While oil and gas companies take advantage of loopholes and exceptions in our bedrock environmental laws, our communities assume all the risk. By holding fracking companies ...More

  • Press Release 17 Mar 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on House Republican Budget

    WASHINGTON, DC –League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released this statement from Alex Taurel, Deputy Legislative Director in reaction the release of the House Republican 2016 Budget.

    “The House Republican Budget is yet another stunning symbol of the influence that the oil, gas and coal industries have over this Congress. The Republican Leadership should stop doing polluters’ bidding by sacrificing protections for clean air, water and public lands that Americans and many businesses rely on. Instead of ...More

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