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This week we sat down with Tiernan Sittenfeld who is the Senior Vice President, Government Affairs at the League of Conservation Voters. In this election cycle, LCV spent a record-setting $115 million dollars to help elect candidates who are environmental champions.
That gush of money, in turn, has made the LCV Victory Fund a major campaign force, buffering the usual tide of fossil fuel money to Trump and other Republicans. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, it is the country’s seventh-biggest super PAC in terms of fundraising.
We asked Tiernan about some of LCV’s most hard-hitting ads and whether and Republicans had garnered their support (regrettably just one this election: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of PA). As she explained,
“With the Koch brothers and Citizens United, we’ve seen the polluter stronghold on the Republican Party get stronger.”
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The White House is considering new clean energy strategies for President Biden’s budget package to potentially replace measures blocked by coal-state Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The administration is considering an expansion of grants and loans for agricultural and industrial businesses to help them transition to cleaner energy, […]
While Senator Joe Manchin leads the opposition to climate provisions in President Biden’s budget bill, his own state is the most exposed to floods in the nation, according to new data released this month by the nonprofit organization First Street Foundation. Over 60% of West Virginia’s power stations are at risk, twice the average and […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Documents obtained by Greenpeace UK’s investigative journalism team Unearthed reveal that many coal and oil-rich nations have urged the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to water down its upcoming report on the world’s options to fight climate change successfully. Thousands of comments were sent to the IPCC’s […]
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