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Top Environmental Group Plans To Endorse Hillary Clinton

The Washington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.08.2015 | Politics

The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund on Monday intends to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first time in three decades it has endorsed a p...

Will CNN Bring Up The C-Word At The GOP Debate?

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

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Kate Sheppard

At Least Someone's Enjoying This House Confederate Flag Debacle | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Here's one group that's not very disappointed that a major House appropriations bill has gotten bogged down in a fight over the Confeder...

One In Three Americans' Drinking Water Will Be Safer: Who Could Be Against That?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Two Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006 created confusion about which waterways should be protected, leaving more than half of our nation's streams and 20 million acres of wetlands vulnerable to pollution.

ALEC Climate Change Denial: Attacks on Climate Regulations and Clean Energy Solutions

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These pro-clean energy policies translate into direct market competition for ALEC's corporate membership in the fossil fuel, coal, and utility industries.

From the Fields to Congress: Latinos Are Environmental Champions

Jennifer Allen | Posted 05.31.2015 | Latino Voices
Jennifer Allen

This nation has a strong tradition of Latino leaders being environmental champions and the Latino Democrats in Congress reflected that tradition in 2014.

Paul Blumenthal

Top Senate Democratic PAC Spent A Lot Of Money Trying To Elect Greg Orman | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent candidate Greg Orman tried as hard as he could to deflect any suggestion that he was a Democratic Party stalking horse in hi...

Kate Sheppard

Enviros Tentatively Hopeful About A Potential Upton Upset | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Climate activists in Michigan are hoping to pull off an upset in the House race that pits incumbent Republican Fred Upton against Democrat Paul Clemen...

'Green News Report' - October 28, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate Change and Election 2014: High stakes on energy, the environmen...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Concentrates In Small Number of Pivotal 2014 Races | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As independent spending by nonprofit groups that fail to disclose their donors approaches $200 million in the 2014 midterm elections, it...

Paul Blumenthal

Mary Landrieu's Fossil Fuel Stance Both A Blessing And A Curse | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Louisiana, the fossil fuel industry is both a blessing and a curse. More than 300,000 people in the state are employed in the oi...

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Group Endorses Michelle Nunn, Despite Her Support For Keystone | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund endorsed Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn on Tuesday, calling her an advo...

Kate Sheppard

Green Groups Announce Ad Buy Against Iowa Republican Joni Ernst | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and the political arm of the Sierra Club are targeting Iowa Republican candidate Joni Ernst ...

The Evolution of Rep. Leonard Lance: Environmentalist to Climate Change Denier

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

To environmental activists, their dramatically changing relationship with Congressman Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) is baffling.

Kate Sheppard

Michigan Senate Candidate Gets Big Boost From Greens, Union | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The environmental group League of Conservation Voters and the union American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announc...

Business as Usual: The US Chamber's History of Fighting Environmental Protection

Gene Karpinski | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

The EPA's new Clean Power Plan is not difficult to defend. Limiting carbon pollution from power plants, the nation's single largest polluter, will und...

Marina Fang

Environmental Group Endorses Susan Collins Over Progressive Democratic Challenger | Marina Fang | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading environmental group endorsed Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Monday over her progressive Democratic opponent, Shenna Bellows. ...

President Obama's Speech A Sign Of Strength For Environmental Community

Gene Karpinski | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Through our efforts and the work of many others in the environmental community, we're sending a strong message that the politics of climate change and energy are shifting.

Kate Sheppard

She's As Good As A GOP Senator Gets On The Environment. Is That Good Enough? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the course of her career, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has stood apart from most of her GOP colleagues on the issue of the environm...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Rallies Support For The 'Generational Project' Of Dealing With Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the one-year anniversary of launching his climate action plan, President Barack Obama derided congressional opponents of cutting gree...

Kate Sheppard

White House Plans Another Big Climate Push | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its e...

Kate Sheppard

Ohio Gov's Democratic Challenger Makes Energy Rollbacks A Big Deal | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Friday signed into law a contentious bill the legislature passed last month rolling back state renewable energy standards...

Enviro Group Slams Cory Gardner As 'Too Extreme' In New Ad

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups independent of the likely nominees in Colorado's Senate race are running ads that question the motives of the candidates, a...

Kate Sheppard

Green Group Spends Big To Defeat Senate Candidate Cory Gardner | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters is going hard against Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). On Thursday, the LCV announced that it was adding G...

Kate Sheppard

Green Groups Join Forces To Direct Dollars To Pro-Environment Candidates | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund announced Monday that they are joining forces on...