The League of Women Voters has been at the forefront of the environmental protection movement for decades, consistently supporting legislation to preserve our nation’s natural resources and protect our public health. We support legislation that seeks to protect our country from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity.
On Tuesday, Earth Day, I attended a meeting with John Podesta, Counselor to President Obama, and Paulette Aniskoff from the White House Office of Public Engagement, along with members of the environmental, public health and civil rights communities to talk about the progress of the President’s Climate Action Plan.
This week, people across the world will honor our environment and celebrate Earth Day. The League of Women Voters has long fought battles to protect clean air and water, prevent harmful pollutants that contribute to climate change, and inform the public of what they can do to get involved in the ongoing battle to protect public health and the environment.
We are deeply disappointed by the Environmental Impact Statement report released today by the U.S. State Department on the Keystone XL Pipeline project. We urge President Obama to protect people, not polluters, as he makes the final decision on this dangerous pipeline project.
In last night’s annual State of the Union (SOTU) address, President Obama laid out his priorities for the coming year. His words addressed a range of critical issues affecting the country – including a number of the League’s priority issues. Here’s the rundown of what he said on our issues and how it aligns with League positions.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a groundbreaking new proposal, creating the first-ever federal carbon pollution standard for every new power plant built in America. This is a game changer for the climate – especially because power plants are our single largest source of carbon pollution.
2013 may not have been a federal election year, but it was still an important year for voting and elections, which means that League volunteers, members, staff and supporters worked tirelessly once again Making Democracy Work®.