The League joined coalition partners in the environment and public health areas in sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the future of air toxics standards for Portland cement kilns. These facilities have managed to elude Clean Air Act Standards since 1997.

The comments below were submitted to the EPA regarding the use of diesel fuels in hydraulic fracturing.

LWVUS sent the following letter to the EPA in support of Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants and commends the EPA for taking this crucial first step to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from large power plants that are built in the future.

The League joined coalition partners from around the country calling on the U.S. Senate to oppose S.J. Res 37. The resolution proposed by Senator Jim Inhofe that would nullify the Environmental Protection Agency's historic Mercury and Air Toxics Standard.

The League joined coalition partners across the country to express our vehement opposition to any and all legislation that would approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in a letter to the Senate.

Power plants and oil refineries account for nearly 40 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — more than two billion tons per year. This global warming pollution is causing dangerous heat waves, rising sea levels, stronger storms and floods, and devastating droughts, thereby threatening the public health and welfare of current and future generations.

The following letter was sent to the Senate opposing efforts to overturn Administration initiatives that protect public health and the environment such the new mercury and air toxics rule and the recent decision to block the Keystone XL pipeline.

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 and coalition partners sent a letter to the Senate urging them to reconsider any plans to include expanded offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling in any legislation.