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.
Next week, the U.S. Senate will vote on S. 2280 which would approve the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. The proposed pipeline would stretch 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast, carrying the dirtiest oil on the planet through the U.S. to be refined and then shipped overseas to other countries.
An important opportunity to take action and fight climate change is coming to a close. The deadline to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants is December 1. The proposal puts the U.S. at the forefront of the fight against climate change, but the EPA needs your input in order to finalize this groundbreaking proposal.
Today, League members are gathering with thousands of activists from around the world at the People's Climate March in New York City to push for strong action on climate change. The March will call attention to the strong public support for moving ahead with meaningful action to fight climate change in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit later this week.
On September 23, the United Nations (UN) will meet in New York City for the UN Climate Summit. Leaders from around the world have been invited to attend the Summit with the goal of setting meaningful, action-oriented solutions to fight climate change. In advance of the Summit, the League is participating in the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21.
Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge of our generation. The League works to build grassroots support for action on climate change nationally and at the state and local levels in order to avoid irrevocable damage to our planet.