Earlier this year, the Obama Administration finalized the Clean Power Plan, which protects public health, creates thousands of efficiency-related jobs, reduces electricity bills for Americans and delivers power reliably. Unfortunately, members of the House and Senate are attempting to permanently block this important regulation.
“The League applauds the historic step made by the Obama Administration to fully reject the Keystone XL pipeline,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States.
The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing any attempt to block the implementation of the Administrations Clean Power Plan. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress can review the implementation of regulations developed by the Administration. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will be visiting Senate offices to discuss this groundbreaking regulation that will save lives and protect the environment.
The League submitted written comments to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB). The comment are in regard to the EPA SAB's study on the effects that hydraulic fracturing has on drinking water sources.
“This is disappointing and a further call to action for regulation of ozone pollution that puts American’s health first and foremost,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the first-ever methane pollution standard for new and modified oil and gas facilities. This is a big deal – right now, the oil and gas industry is leaking millions of tons of methane and other toxic chemicals into the air. The proposed rule would help rein them in.
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.