Tag: League of Conservation Voters
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Joe HendersonDecember 19, 2018

The last eight years will go down as some of the worst for Florida’s environment. Between algae blooms, beach erosion, hurricanes and the continuing specter of climate change, the state’s delicate eco-balance has been under siege. Under Gov. Rick Scott, even the official mention of climate change was forbidden. Regulations to protect the environment were […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 16, 2018

Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis burnished his environmental credentials Tuesday, scoring an endorsement from the Everglades Trust. At the same time, another enviro group accused him of trying to “greenwash himself.” The Trust already had endorsed him in the primary over Adam Putnam, who they characterized as a pay-to-play agent of the sugar industry. In contrast, DeSantis […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 6, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott, currently in a “too close to call” Senate race with incumbent Bill Nelson, faces renewed criticism for the ecological crisis on Florida’s waterways. On Thursday, the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and American Bridge dropped a digital ad charging Scott with “spinning the facts on clean water and the devastating toxic algae crisis.” Scott […]

Jacob OglesAugust 30, 2018

The League of Conservation Voters today named Gov. Rick Scott the first of its “Dirty Dozen” list, the morning after he formally won the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in November. “Rick Scott’s pro-polluter record makes him the ideal first candidate for the 2018 Dirty Dozen,” said Pete Maysmith, LCV Victory Fund […]

Scott PowersMarch 27, 2018

The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund is backing Winter Park Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy for re-election in Florida’s 7th Congressional District, her campaign announced Tuesday. The Action Fund is the political arm of the League of Conservation Voters, which rates members of Congress on an annual environmental issues scorecard that invariably rates Democrats […]

Mitch PerryOctober 26, 2016

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) on Wednesday announced a new $100,000 digital ad campaign against Florida Congressional District 13 Republican David Jolly, who is battling for re-election against Democrat Charlie Crist. This is the second time in two weeks the environmental organization has announced they are spending money to try to doom Jolly’s re-election efforts. LCV […]

Staff ReportsAugust 19, 2016

There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — National Right to Life, the Florida Medical Association, and the Florida Retail Federation — issued endorsements. — Local law enforcement officials have thrown their support behind Neal Dunn in […]

Scott PowersAugust 16, 2016

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy won the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters in his race for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat Tuesday and vowed to focus on Everglades restoration and stopping the related algae blooms fouling Florida’s coasts. Murphy and LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld spent much of the announcement, made […]


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