The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing S. 1324 sponsored by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). The “Polluter Protection Act” will protect big polluters by blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will be visiting Senate offices to discuss this legislation.

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

The League joined a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to expeditiously move forward with regulations to cut methane emissions.

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.

On May 7, 2013 the League offered comments to the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board on the study of the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.

The League submitted the following comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on October 9, 2012. The comments contain guidance on proposed revision of environmental guidance documents governing interstate natural gas lines.

LWVUS sent comments to the Bureau of Land Management regarding a proposed rule that would regulate hydraulic fracturing on public land and Indian land. The rule would provide disclosure to the public of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing on public land and Indian land, strengthen regulations related to well-bore integrity, and address issues related to flowback water.

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