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.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of the Clean Power Plan - the first ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. The Clean Power Plan takes the necessary steps to reduce this dangerous greenhouse gas effectively protecting our children and future generations from the effects of climate change.
The League joined a letter to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee urging them to oppose S. 1324, a bill from Senator Capito that would gut the Clean Air Act and block the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) unveiled its long-awaited Clean Power Plan (CPP). Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the U.S., issued the following statement praising the plan.
Today is an EXCITING day! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its Clean Power Plan—the first ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. This life-saving regulation has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be happier to share this historic news with you.
The White House held its first ever summit on Climate Change and Public Health on June 23. The event brought together senior White House officials, health professionals, academics and other important stakeholders with the goal of providing communities with the information and tools they need to protect public health in the face of climate change.
The League opposes H.R. 2042 introduced by Representative Whitfield (R-KY). This legislation would delay implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan and allow states to opt out of participating in the first ever national standards limiting carbon pollution from power plants.