• The League joined members of the environmental community urging the Senate to oppose S.J. Res.37, the Congressional Review Act disapproval resolution sponsored by Senator Inhofe that
    would eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) life-saving Mercury and AirToxics Standards for power plants.

  • Leading Public Health and Environment Groups Applaud Obama Administration Decision to Cut Toxic Emissions from Dirty Power Plants

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  • The Iowa Caucuses are less than a week away – an early kickoff to what will surely be a long and intense election year 2012. Instead of the usual New Year's resolutions, the League is putting together a list of Election Year Resolutions/Hopes for the upcoming year:

  • League Applauds Decision to Protect People, Not Polluters

    Washington, DC - The League of Women Voters of the United States praised the Obama Administration's tough new rules regulating mercury and air toxic pollutants from power plants released earlier today.

    “It’s about time.  After decades of delay the Obama Administration deserves credit for finally limiting mercury from power plants,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the national League of Women Voters.  “This is about protecting people’s lives,” she said.

  • It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost time to flip the calendar to 2012. In the coming year, we will be active on many fronts, but with special emphasis on providing the public with all the information they need to navigate the election system, learn the issues, and vote for the candidates of their choice.

  • The League and coalition partners sent a letter to Senate and House leadership, opposing the attachment of any anti-environmental riders to the spending and tax bills that Congress is trying to get done before the end of the year.

  • The League of Women Voters of New Jersey (LWVNJ) kicked off the Clean Air Promise Campaign on August 23, 2011 in Newark, NJ.

  • The League and coalition partners sent a letter to the Senate urging them to oppose S. 1786, which would block the EPA’s ability to clean-up life-threatening toxic air pollution.


    United States Senate
    Washington, DC 20510

    Dear Senator:

  • League Cheers Decision to Protect People, Not Polluters

    Washington, DC - The League of Women Voters of the United States released the following statement from national president Elisabeth MacNamara regarding the Obama Administration’s decision to set new limits on carbon pollution from dirty, coal-fired power plants. 

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