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"Biden’s pledge to commit 40% of clean energy funds to disadvantaged communities and create an environmental justice div...
11/12/2020
10 Ways The Biden Administration Can Restore U.S. Climate Leadership

"Biden’s pledge to commit 40% of clean energy funds to disadvantaged communities and create an environmental justice division within the Department of Justice to increase enforcement against major polluters will help improve the lives of those who have long suffered from environmental harm."

Today is truly a new day for climate action. Let’s lead like never before.

Before the Trump admin leaves, it’s doubling down on its disregard for scientific consensus on the climate crisis by mov...
11/12/2020
Trump Administration Removes Scientist in Charge of Assessing Climate Change

Before the Trump admin leaves, it’s doubling down on its disregard for scientific consensus on the climate crisis by moving to replace the head of U.S. Global Change Research Program with someone who has claimed carbon dioxide is “not a pollutant." It is time to act.

Michael Kuperberg was told he would no longer oversee the National Climate Assessment. The job is expected to go to a climate-change skeptic, according to people familiar with the changes.

There is no racial justice without environmental justice. That’s why Joe Biden is fighting to act on climate by prioriti...
11/11/2020
9 Things the Biden Administration Could Do Quickly on the Environment

There is no racial justice without environmental justice. That’s why Joe Biden is fighting to act on climate by prioritizing frontline communities who are impacted first and worst by the climate crisis.

The first 100 days of the Biden administration are likely to see a flurry of executive actions on climate change.

Pro-environment leaders have kept the House majority! We know that the new and returning House members and House Speaker...
11/10/2020

Pro-environment leaders have kept the House majority!

We know that the new and returning House members and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will stand up for our communities, reverse the damage done by Trump, and work toward a cleaner, more equitable future.

Public support for bold action to address the climate crisis is more popular than ever. Joe Biden will have a clear clim...
11/10/2020
Biden Will Take a Clear Climate Mandate Into the White House

Public support for bold action to address the climate crisis is more popular than ever. Joe Biden will have a clear climate mandate in the White House.

Green campaign promises proved popular with voters, even if climate legislation now faces an uncertain future in the Senate

DEFEATED: David Richter supported Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord as well as Trump’s tax reform plan th...
11/09/2020

DEFEATED: David Richter supported Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord as well as Trump’s tax reform plan that gave billions of dollars to Big Oil. New Jerseyans weren't going to stand for that. #LCVVF

DEFEATED: Nick Freitas repeatedly voted against taking action on the climate crisis and protecting our air and water fro...
11/09/2020

DEFEATED: Nick Freitas repeatedly voted against taking action on the climate crisis and protecting our air and water from pollution while in the Virginia State legislature. Thankfully, he won't be taking his anti-environmental agenda to Congress. #LCVVF

11/09/2020
LCV Election 2020

2020 was an election year like no other. LCV and our state affiliates spent unprecedented time, resources, and energy into helping elect a slate of pro-environment candidates who will address the climate crisis and create a more equitable future.

Our planet is worth fighting for.

Last week, climate leaders from Chispa AZ, NRDC Action Fund, NextGen America, Sunrise Movement, Sierra Club, EDF Action,...
11/09/2020
VIDEO: Environmental Organizations Hold Post-Election Press Conference - League of Conservation Voters

Last week, climate leaders from Chispa AZ, NRDC Action Fund, NextGen America, Sunrise Movement, Sierra Club, EDF Action, and Environment America gathered to discuss the major role climate and environmental justice played in the 2020 election, and our hopes for the future.

LCV, Chispa Arizona, NRDC Action Fund, NextGen America, Sunrise Movement, Sierra Club, EDF Action, and Environment America held a post-election press conference on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Environmental leaders in speaking order: Gene Karpinski, LCV President Laura Dent, Chispa....

The first Black vice president. The first Asian-American vice president. The first female vice president. Kamala Harris ...
11/07/2020

The first Black vice president. The first Asian-American vice president. The first female vice president. Kamala Harris has made history.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are headed to the White House!
11/07/2020

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are headed to the White House!

After running on climate action, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as our next President and Vice President have a mandate to ...
11/07/2020

After running on climate action, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as our next President and Vice President have a mandate to tackle the climate crisis on Day One.

The Biden-Harris Climate Plan will put the US back on the global stage as a climate leader and begin the process of creating a more equitable, healthy world where communities can thrive.

January can’t come soon enough. 💚

✨That was the sound of glass shattering.✨Vice President-elect Kamala Harris just broke multiple barriers and LCV was pro...
11/07/2020

✨That was the sound of glass shattering.✨

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris just broke multiple barriers and LCV was proud to support her historic candidacy.

Kamala is a true environmental justice champion who will center people as she and Joe Biden take bold climate action. 🌎

🎆Congratulations to our next President, Joe Biden.🎆We are thrilled to have an environmental leader heading to the Oval O...
11/07/2020

🎆Congratulations to our next President, Joe Biden.🎆

We are thrilled to have an environmental leader heading to the Oval Office. President-elect Biden's Build Back Better agenda will revitalize our economy, take on the climate crisis, and invest in environmental justice.

The people have spoken and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be our next President & Vice President!! ✨Science & empathy ...
11/07/2020

The people have spoken and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be our next President & Vice President!!

✨Science & empathy are on their way back to the White House.✨

LCV was proud to support Joe & Kamala in their bid for the White House & look forward to working with them to implement the strongest climate & environmental justice plan this country has ever seen from the Oval Office. Congratulations to these environmental champions on their historic win! 🎉🥳🎉

11/06/2020
The Future Is Inevitable

“The future is inevitable. We will have to address the #ClimateCrisis.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lays out what this Congress must do for the country and the future. It is beyond time to #ActOnClimate.

Donald Trump is trying to sow doubts about the democratic process. But in America, voters pick their elected officials, ...
11/06/2020

Donald Trump is trying to sow doubts about the democratic process. But in America, voters pick their elected officials, not the other way around. We must count every vote and ensure a fair election.

We expected this — don't be alarmed. The surge in absentee votes this year means that delayed results aren't a surprise....
11/05/2020

We expected this — don't be alarmed. The surge in absentee votes this year means that delayed results aren't a surprise. In fact, a slower count means that states are taking the necessary time to get it right.

Regardless, it's important that all of us rally to make sure it is clear that counting every vote is the will of the people. Will you add your name? https://bit.ly/3668LRi

This is the most important election of our lifetimes, and no vote should go uncounted. We're ready to make sure every vo...
11/04/2020

This is the most important election of our lifetimes, and no vote should go uncounted. We're ready to make sure every voice is heard. Are you in?

Sign your name to demand we count every vote: https://bit.ly/3668LRi.

NEW STATEMENT: Voters overwhelmingly chose Joe Biden and he has received more votes than any presidential candidate in h...
11/04/2020
Environmental Community Statement: “Count Every Vote” - League of Conservation Voters

NEW STATEMENT: Voters overwhelmingly chose Joe Biden and he has received more votes than any presidential candidate in history. Voters did their job. Now it’s time to let local election officials do theirs — count every vote.

Chispa AZ Sunrise Movement NRDC Action Fund NextGen America
EDF Action Sierra Club Environment America

Washington, D.C. — As votes continue to be counted in the 2020 elections, LCV, Chispa Arizona, NRDC Action Fund, NextGen America, Sunrise Movement, Sierra Club, EDF Action, and Environment America issued the following joint statement: “We can’t have a healthy environment without a healthy demo...

DEFEATED: Martha McSally's time in the Senate is coming to an end. McSally has accepted over $800,000 in campaign cash f...
11/04/2020

DEFEATED: Martha McSally's time in the Senate is coming to an end. McSally has accepted over $800,000 in campaign cash from oil & gas interests while also voting to give Big Oil tax breaks totaling $25 billion. Arizonans said enough is enough. #LCVVF

Polling places in many states will be closing soon. If you’re in line waiting to vote, you can still vote. If you have a...
11/03/2020

Polling places in many states will be closing soon. If you’re in line waiting to vote, you can still vote.

If you have any questions or concerns, text MYVOTE to 866-687-8683 to get help from a trained Election Protection volunteer. 866ourvote.org

“We’ve been really working hard to educate Latino voters to understand the impact this governing board has in their live...
11/03/2020
Bloomberg pumps big money into low-profile state races to boost climate policies

“We’ve been really working hard to educate Latino voters to understand the impact this governing board has in their lives,” -Gloria Montaño Greene, political director of Chispa AZ PAC.

We’re so proud of the work Chispa AZ PAC is doing in the Arizona Corporate Commission race.

Former New York mayor and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is donating to candidates in three states - Texas, Arizona and North Carolina - hoping they can help those states migrate away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy such as solar.

In the final days before the election, @JoeBiden hammered home the importance of taking action on the climate crisis, in...
11/03/2020
Biden leans into climate change with two new ads.

In the final days before the election, @JoeBiden hammered home the importance of taking action on the climate crisis, investing in clean energy, and how Donald Trump's science-denial has put families in America in danger.

AdvertisementContinue reading the main storySupported byContinue reading the main storyBiden leans into climate change with two new ads.The Blue Ridge Fire in Chino Hills, Calif., on Tuesday. Credit...Eric Thayer for The New York TimesBy Lisa FriedmanOct. 29, 2020Former Vice President Joseph R. Bide...

Need voting help or have any questions or concerns navigating Election Day? Call the Election Protection hotline at 866-...
11/03/2020

Need voting help or have any questions or concerns navigating Election Day?

Call the Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) with any voting questions or issues. Learn more about language access hotlines in Arabic, Spanish, and Asian languages. 866ourvote.org

Vote today like the planet depends on it. Vote because our Earth is worth voting for.
11/03/2020

Vote today like the planet depends on it. Vote because our Earth is worth voting for.

No elected official has ever posed a bigger risk to our environment and our communities than Donald Trump, which is why ...
11/03/2020
LCV Victory Fund | Donald Trump

No elected official has ever posed a bigger risk to our environment and our communities than Donald Trump, which is why we named Donald Trump the “Dirtiest of All Time” on LCV Victory Fund’s 2020 Dirty Dozen.

Donald Trump puts communities at risk because he doesn’t listen to scientists and experts — he thinks he knows best.

11/03/2020
Joe Biden Led the Way

After four years of Trump’s environmental rollbacks, attacks on our communities, and wasted time in the fight against climate change, it’s time to get back on track. It’s time to elect Joe Biden. #LCVVF

Polls show that voters overwhelmingly support protecting our environment. But Republican Senators — seeing the same poll...
11/03/2020
LCV Victory Fund | Senate Greenwashing: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Polls show that voters overwhelmingly support protecting our environment. But Republican Senators — seeing the same polling we are — are attempting to “greenwash” their anti-environmental records in an election year scramble to win votes. #LCVVF

No matter what these Senate candidates say to earn votes, their greenwashing can’t hide the reality of their anti-environmental records.

With higher numbers of mail-in ballots this year, it may take more time to count all the votes. We may not know the fina...
11/03/2020

With higher numbers of mail-in ballots this year, it may take more time to count all the votes. We may not know the final results on Election Night.

But that’s OK. Ensuring we count every vote for every eligible voter is more important than quick election results.

11/02/2020
Joni Ernst has voted to give Big Oil $25 billion in tax breaks

Joni Ernst has repeatedly denied the reality of human-caused climate change, even voting against acknowledging that human-caused climate change is real. This hurts Iowa farmers who are dealing with catastrophic flooding.

Iowa: Vote out Joni Ernst. #LCVVF

11/02/2020
For Nick Freitas, special interest money is more important than our health

Nick Freitas took thousands from corporate polluters and voted to let them hide toxic chemicals that can contaminate our drinking water. He even voted against protecting our drinking water from chemicals linked to cancer.

Virginia 7th district: Vote for champion Abigail Spanberger. #LCVVF

11/02/2020
Say NO to Paul Junge

Paul Junge keeps siding with the polluters who are blocking efforts to clean up Michigan’s water, while Elissa Slotkin has worked tirelessly to get PFAS cleanup funding and to make a real difference for Michigan families.

Michigan 8th district: Vote for Elissa Slotkin for Congress. #LCVVF

Despite his recent flip-flop to suddenly support a moratorium, Dirty Dozen member Thom Tillis has long supported offshor...
11/02/2020
LCV Victory Fund's Dirty Dozen | Thom Tillis

Despite his recent flip-flop to suddenly support a moratorium, Dirty Dozen member Thom Tillis has long supported offshore oil drilling — putting big oil profits ahead of protecting North Carolina coastal communities. #LCVVF

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis has been named to LCV Victory Fund' 2020 Dirty Dozen list.

11/02/2020
Richard Hudson has abandoned North Carolina families

North Carolina 8th District: Vote OUT Richard Hudson.

Hudson does not protect North Carolina’s drinking water. He took $30,000 in contributions from Duke Energy’s PAC — the same Duke Energy that spilled 78 million pounds of coal ash and toxic pollutants into a North Carolina river. #LCVVF

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Over the last five decades, LCV and our state affiliates,together the Conservation Voter Movement, have fought to protect our Earth and everyone who inhabits it. To do so by working to solve our nation’s biggest environmental challenges,we need political solutions, at all levels of government. LCV brings people together to use their power to influence policy, hold leaders accountable, and elect officials who share our values. We are also committed to building a larger, more active, and more racially diverse movement because, for too long, communities of color have been excluded from environmental politics, and we are committed to fighting for inclusive, just solutions to our environmental challenges. In the end, LCV is working to build a vibrant participatory democracy that protects clean air, clean water, public lands, and a safe climate for everyone. This is what we fight for in Congress. This is what we fight for at the ballot box. This is what we fight for in cities and states across the country. Our Earth is worth fighting for.

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General Patton speaks today with a new message:
Today is the Day! If you voted absentee....be sure to check your ballot status. See the link below for your state. There is still time to straighten out any problem or vote in person.
You do realize that the Senate is ready to pass the covid stimulus, but, Democrat Pelosi is not willing to allow it.
In a few short days, this country will go through a major election filled with emotions, anger, panic, frustration, and very passionate beliefs in BOTH candidates for President. One will win while the other will lose. It doesn't seem to matter with the emotions at the level they are for both men. My prayer is that BOTH sides can accept whatever the decision is without violence, destruction, looting, shooting, burning, vandalism or any other form of anger used to hurt people or destroy businesses and cities. PLEASE take a moment to breathe when the results come in because even excitement can turn into violence and an "in your face" reaction. PLEASE remember we all can still make a positive difference in the lives of the people around us and the neighborhoods we live in, even if the candidate of your choosing doesn't win. Freedom to vote doesn't mean Freedom to destroy when things don't go the way you want it. PLEASE encourage your families and friends to accept defeat with tolerance and victory with maturity. 🙏🥺🇺🇸😔🙏
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Trump to Strip Protections from Tongass National Forest, One of the Biggest Intact Temperate Rainforests President Trump will open up more than half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging and other forms of development, according to a notice posted Wednesday, stripping protections that had safeguarded one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests for nearly two decades. As of Thursday, it will be legal for logging companies to build roads and cut and remove timber throughout more than 9.3 million acres of forest — featuring old-growth stands of red and yellow cedar, Sitka spruce and Western hemlock. The relatively pristine expanse is also home to plentiful salmon runs and imposing fjords. The decision, which will be published in the Federal Register, reverses protections President Bill Clinton put in place in 2001 and is one of the most sweeping public lands rollbacks Trump has enacted. The new rule states that it will make “an additional 188,000 forested acres available for timber harvest,” mainly “old growth timber.” For years, federal and academic scientists have identified Tongass as an ecological oasis that serves as a massive carbon sink while providing key habitat for wild Pacific salmon and trout, Sitka black-tailed deer and myriad other species. It boasts the highest density of brown bears in North America, and its trees — some of which are between 300 and 1,000 years old — absorb at least 8 percent of all the carbon stored in the entire Lower 48′s forests combined. “While tropical rainforests are the lungs of the planet, the Tongass is the lungs of North America,” Dominick DellaSala, chief scientist with the Earth Island Institute’s Wild Heritage project, said in an interview. “It’s America’s last climate sanctuary.” How Trump repeatedly disparages climate science Throughout his first term, President Trump has often cast doubt on the gravity of and science behind climate change. While Trump has repeatedly touted his commitment to planting trees through the One Trillion Tree initiative, invoking it as recently as last week, his administration has sought to expand destructive logging in Alaska and in the Pacific Northwest throughout his presidency. Federal judges have blocked several of these plans as illegal: Last week, the administration abandoned its appeal of a ruling that struck down a 1.8 million-acre timber sale on the Tongass’s Prince of Wales Island. Alaska Republicans — including Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Sen. Dan Sullivan, who is locked in a tight reelection race — lobbied the president to exempt the state from the roadless rule on the grounds that it could help the economy in Alaska’s southeast. Fishing and tourism account for 26 percent of regional employment, according to the Southeast Conference, a regional business group, compared with timber’s one percent. When Sullivan briefed Trump on the Tongass earlier this year, according to an individual familiar with the conversation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to comment frankly, the president asked him, “How the hell do you have an economy without roads?” Asked about the exchange, the White House declined to comment. Why Trump's plan for managing forests won’t save us in a more flammable world “It seems like the ball’s being punted from one end to the other,” Sullivan said. “The real disappointment here is a compromise could not be found that could create a more lasting peace.” Logging in Alaska costs U.S. taxpayers millions each year, because of a long-standing federal mandate that companies profit from any timber sale. This means the Forest Service often covers harvesters’ costs, including road building. According to a Taxpayer for Common Sense analysis of the Forest Service’s accounts, the Tongass timber program has lost roughly $1.7 billion over the last 40 years. After Taxpayers for Common Sense commented during the federal environmental review that it would be more economically efficient to hold timber sales in parts of the forest that already have roads, the Forest Service acknowledged that that was true. The agency said its plan “reflects a different policy perspective on the roadless management issue rather than a change in the underlying facts and circumstances,” adding that the Trump administration believes “that overall reduction in federal regulations is good for the American public due to reduced burden to the taxpayer and reduced burden to business.” NOT TRUE! Ninety-six percent of the comments during the U.S. Forest Service’s environmental review opposed lifting the existing safeguards, while 1 percent supported it. In a sign of how unpopular the administration’s push to lift roadless restrictions has become, all five Alaska Native tribal nations withdrew as cooperating agencies in the process two weeks ago, after the Forest Service published its blueprint for opening up the entire Tongass to development. “We refuse to allow legitimacy upon a process that has disregarded our input at every turn,” the tribal leaders wrote. Facing catastrophic climate change, this Alaska Native village is torn over whether to quit Big Oil Some of these tribes had conducted clear cuts decades ago, when they gained legal control over their ancestral lands. Marina Anderson, the tribal administrator for the Organized Village of Kasaan on Prince of Wales Island, recalled in a phone interview that her late father was a logger and said that the entire village had suffered the consequences of felling so many trees. A landslide occurred Monday morning; while Anderson was speaking on the phone, a second landslide occurred. “These landslides happen on clear-cut lands. This morning I said, ‘It’s landslide day,’ ” she said, noting there had been heavy rain. “I’ve grown up seeing these mudslides my whole life. As a culture committed to balance, it’s my responsibility to bring back that balance from what [my father] had done.” The roughly 60 residents in the village, which does not have a grocery store, rely heavily on salmon, berries and other staples they can harvest from the forest. “Climate change is hitting us pretty hard,” Anderson said, adding that tribal officials oppose extensive logging because old-growth trees help lower stream temperatures and provide key wildlife habitat. Referring to the new clearcut plan, she said, “It will only devastate more what is already in progress.” Environmentalists, who have successfully blocked a slew of timber sales on the Tongass since the early 1970s, said they will challenge the repeal of protections in court. “Years ago a previous administration tried to eliminate the essential protection the roadless rule provides on the Tongass and the courts rejected the attempt,” said Eric Jorgenson, managing attorney for the Alaska office of Earthjustice, an environmental law firm. “Today’s effort is no better justified and we believe it will meet a similar fate.” Still some experts said they worried the decision could greenlight timber sales that would release more carbon into the atmosphere. DellaSala noted that last month he had to evacuate from his home near Talent, Ore., because of a massive blaze nearby, a clear sign of how catastrophic climate impacts are already affecting the United States. “It’s personal for me,” he said, adding that his home survived but that many others nearby did not. “We don’t have a lot of time to get this right, and we are heading in the WRONG DIRECTION.” Source: