Last updated on: 1/12/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

League of Conservation Voters Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Climate change’s impacts are being seen all across our country and pollution from dirty energy sources is the primary cause. Fortunately, the U.S. has abundant renewable energy resources like wind and solar which are providing an increasingly affordable, efficient, and profitable way to reduce the harmful pollution fueling climate change. We must drive innovations in clean energy technologies and provide the necessary incentives to make the move towards a clean energy future. Investing in clean energy and energy efficiency will drive job growth at home while lowering energy costs for consumers and reducing harmful pollution.”

“Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency,” lcv.org (accessed Jan. 12, 2015)

Description:

“LCV works to educate the public, lobby Congress and the administration, build coalitions, promote grassroots power, and train the next generation of environmental leaders as part of our grassroots efforts…

LCV runs tough and effective campaigns to defeat anti-environment candidates, and support those leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy future for America. Our track record demonstrates our ability to use the democratic process to improve the environment.”

“Mission,” lcv.org (accessed Jan. 12, 2015)

Mission:

“LCV works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.”

“Mission,” lcv.org (accessed Jan. 12, 2015)

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Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada?