The League joined other concerned environmental partners in opposing a bill Representative Whitfield's Ratepayer Protection Act. This legislation would allow states to opt out of participating in the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan (CPP). The legislation also seeks to delay implementation of the CPP indefinitely until every polluter’s lawsuit has been litigated.

The League joined a fact sheet sent to U.S. Senators opposing an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) that would block a potential tool to address carbon pollution.

The League signed on to a letter asking U.S. Senators and Representatives to cosponsor legislation that would help protect the environment and public health from the risks of oil and gas production including hydraulic fracturing. The set of bills is commonly referred to as the "Frack Pack."

The League joined over eighty-five 85+ environment groups, public health advocates, labor allies, environmental justice and civil rights organizations and faith groups in support of revising the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone to a level of 60 parts per billion (ppb).

The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force has developed a background paper for League members and others on the projected impacts of climate change on the cryosphere.

The League joined coalition partners on a letter thanking President Obama for his veto of legislation that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging Senators to defend our vital natural resources and protect public health against pollution. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will also deliver this letter in their visits to select office on Capitol Hill.


January 15, 2015 

TO:        Members of the U.S. Senate

FROM:     Elisabeth MacNamara, President

The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force has developed a background paper for League members and others on the projected impacts of climate change on land ice.

President MacNamara delivered comments on the Clean Power Plan at the EPA’s public hearing in Atlanta. The comments commend the EPA for taking the necessary steps to cut carbon pollution and fight climate change. They also urge the EPA to work with state stakeholders to make the regulation stronger and reduce carbon pollution levels 35 percent by 2030.

The League joined a letter to the Leadership of the U.S. Senate encouraging them to stay strong against attempts to load 2014 appropriations bills with amendments that threaten the nation's clean water, climate and natural resources.

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