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.”
For nearly a decade, Big Oil has been trying to run a natural gas pipeline 300 miles across Virginia and West Virginia, cutting through the Jefferson National Forest and crossing hundreds of waterways and wetlands. The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) will have devastating consequences not only for the environment, but also for the many communities along its path whose health will be jeopardized by air and water pollution. Here’s what you need to know.
This month, we explore the implications of recent SCOTUS decisions, celebrate state climate victories, and take action to protect clean water and federal clean energy investments.
In the first half of 2023, leaders across the country delivered on the “big green wave in the states”. Following last November’s election, state legislatures took advantage of President Biden’s affordable clean energy plan to enact ambitious, even landmark state clean energy laws. States have passed new legislation and rules that will grow clean energy manufacturing jobs and reduce energy costs for consumers.
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?