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  • Press Release 05 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Releases Special Edition National Environmental Scorecard of Votes on Keystone XL Legislation

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    **Full Scorecard available here**

    WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters today took the highly unusual step of releasing a Special Edition National Environmental Scorecard that includes votes on key environmental, public health, and energy amendments as well as final passage of legislation to automatically approve the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline (S.1). This is only the second time that LCV has released a Special Edition Scorecard on votes ...More

  • Press Release 03 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV: EPA Confirms Keystone XL Fails President Obama’s Climate Test

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) comments on the State Department’s analysis of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “The EPA’s comments confirm that Keystone XL fails the President’s climate test. From the risk of spills to a dramatic increase in greenhouse emissions, it’s clear that tar sands oil should stay in the ground. President Obama has ...More

  • Press Release 02 Feb 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on President Obama’s Budget Request

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request:

    “President Obama is clearly moving full speed ahead to tackle climate change, hold polluters accountable, and protect our country’s special places. We commend him for scrapping the irrational and harmful sequestration cuts and prioritizing investing in our country’s future. This is a roadmap for addressing the biggest challenge of our time with solutions that ...More

  • Press Release 29 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV on Senate Passage of Dangerous Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement following Senate passage of legislation forcing approval of the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

    “This dirty and dangerous bill is soon to meet its well-deserved fate – a presidential veto. We remain confident that President Obama will continue to build on his incredible climate leadership by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline once ...More

  • Press Release 27 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Obama Administration’s Proposed Offshore Drilling Lease Plan

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel released this statement on the Obama administration’s draft five-year plan for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf:

    “While we appreciate that certain areas of the Arctic Ocean have been put off-limits to drilling, Shell’s alarming failures there in recent years have made clear that Big Oil can’t be trusted to operate safely in such a pristine, remote, and harsh place. ...More

  • Press Release 26 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Responds to Sen. Murkowski's Comments on the Obama Administration's Proposal Protecting Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement in response to a conference call by Senator Lisa Murkowski today reacting to the Obama administration’s proposal protecting millions of acres in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska:

    “It’s quite unfortunate that Senator Murkowski and the rest of the Alaska delegation are concerned about padding the profits of the richest oil companies in the world rather than providing badly needed ...More

  • Press Release 26 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    Conservation Groups, Native Organizations Celebrate Wilderness Recommendation for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Recommendation rolls back pro-development position from the Reagan era

    WASHINGTON – In a significant moment for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, today the Obama administration became the first in history to make a Wilderness recommendation for the Refuge’s Coastal Plain as part of its preferred alternative in its final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Wilderness Review.

    Through this recommendation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes the value of the Arctic Refuge as a remarkable, wilderness quality ...More

  • Press Release 21 Jan 2015  |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on John Podesta & Brian Deese

    WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement following the news that White House senior adviser John Podesta will be leaving the Obama administration and will be succeeded by Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget:

    “John Podesta has been critically important to the unprecedented progress the Obama administration has made in addressing the climate crisis. From the Clean Power Plan to ...More

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