Climate change is the greatest challenge of our generation, and it causes the most harm to communities that have been historically exploited by corporate polluters and harmful policies: low-income communities, indigenous communities and communities of color. There’s no time to wait – we must build a future that works well for all of us.
The League of Conservation Voters is laser-focused on achieving meaningful and equitable reductions in pollution, and on building a clean energy economy that works for us all.
An economy that works well for all of us will:
And none of that can happen unless we have a robust, inclusive and anti-racist climate movement.
To get there, LCV and our network of 30+ state affiliates work jointly on government investments, policy, elections, and accountability at all levels of government.
Clean Energy for All is a grassroots campaign to reject fossil fuels and embrace clean energy nationwide. Led by LCV and our 30+ state affiliates, this campaign works to enact change at the state and local levels to advance clean energy solutions that cut pollution and protect public health.More about Clean Energy for All
LCV’s Chispa (“spark” in Spanish) program builds the power of Latinx and other communities of color to achieve climate justice, community health, and environmental protections at the local and state level.Visit the Chispa Site
Fighting for urgent climate action requires massive grassroots support. Through our Climate Action program, volunteers lead meaningful change online and on the ground in their local communities.More about our Climate Action Programs
“Few organizations are as ready for this fight as LCV — you are organized, you are strategic, and you are steeled. For that reason, few organizations have made a bigger difference.”
The Best Thing You Can Do Right Now
Tailpipe emissions from cars, SUVs, and heavy trucks are the leading contributor to climate change in the United States. Each year, this pollution cuts short tens of thousands of lives and leaves even more people with respiratory diseases like asthma. This pollution harms everyone, and low-wealth communities and communities of color are often hit hardest.
The EPA must go further and faster to address the urgent public health and climate crises. Take action right now. Urge the EPA to adopt even stronger clean car and truck standards that bring us to 100% clean vehicles sold by 2035.
The EPA has proposed new rules to limit carbon pollution from fossil-fueled power plants, as well as tighter standards to reduce toxic mercury pollution from power plants. These steps will lead to cleaner air, healthier communities, and a safer climate. But unless environmentalists like you speak out, polluters and their allies in Congress could succeed in weakening or delaying new protections.
Take action today: tell the EPA that you support the strongest possible protections against pollution from power plants.
We’re holding electeds accountable for their anti-environment votes, advocating for expansion of the U.S. Supreme Court, securing funds for zero-emission school buses, pushing for regulation of power plants, and protecting and expanding voting rights across the country.
Passing this historic federal clean energy plan was only the first step to advancing climate action and environmental justice. Now we're working to ensure that the plan is swiftly, effectively, and equitably implemented so that the IRA’s real-world benefits make their way to families, businesses, and communities across the country. But what does “implementation” mean, exactly?