The League and members of the environment community sent the following letter to a subcommittee on Energy and Commerce opposing H.R. 6172. This bill would rewrite the Clean Air Act and block the Environmental Protection Agency from setting any standards for power plant carbon pollution.
The League joined members of the environmental community urging the U.S. House to oppose H.R. 3409, the Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012. The bill fundamentally weakens the Clean Air Act and takes aim at an array of laws that keep the American public safe.
The Second Preparatory Meeting of the 9th Forum for the Future will take place in Amman, Jordan, October 1-2, 2012. This second meeting which focuses on Economic Governance presents an opportunity to bring together governments and private sector/civil society representatives to discuss critical economic governance and growth issues and identify concrete steps to improve the business and investment climate, create jobs, and encourage entrepreneurs. Among the themes that have been identified as possible agenda topics are: entrepreneurship (with a sub-focus on women), transparency, includin
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On Wednesday, September 12, LWVUS President Elisabeth Macnamra testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary at a hearing entitled "The Citizens United Court and the Continuing Importance of the Voting Rights Act."
A record number of campaign advertisements are flooding the television airwaves in communities across the nation. Many of these ads are being run by “outside groups” that are supposedly independent from a candidate. These “outside group” ads (sometimes referred to “third-party” ads) threaten to spread misinformation as studies have shown that these ads contain a higher level of both attacks and inaccurate statements than candidate campaign ads.
Have you seen a few political campaign ads recently? OK, so you’ve seen lot. Here in [locality], political advertisements are flooding our television airwaves. It is hard not to see a campaign ad when watching television.
Many of these campaign ads are being run by “outside groups” that are supposedly independent from the candidates. These ads threaten to spread misinformation and studies have shown they contain a higher level of both attacks and inaccurate statements than candidate campaign ads.
The League’s Truth in Campaign Advertising project seeks to encourage and support local television stations as they exercise their responsibility to ensure the campaign ads they run are accurate, to reject those that are not, and, as part of their service to their communities, on the station’s news segments to provide viewers with nonpartisan, objective analysis of the political ads being run on their station. And help the public become critical/sophisticated/knowledgeable viewers of the ads that are on the air.
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.