Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Energy and Environment

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi meets with this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize recipients – six individuals who have made a profound impact in their communities and throughout the world by fighting for environmental justice.

The verdict of science is clear: climate change is real, and its consequences are undeniable.  Rising seas, severe droughts, and increasingly extreme and unpredictable weather patterns will impact every nation on every continent—and communities across the San Francisco Bay Area are already feeling the effects.

There is no time left to deny the reality of climate change, or to turn a blind eye on the impact it is having on our country.  Climate change threatens our economic security, our national security, and our food security, and we must act quickly to reduce carbon pollution and secure a sustainable future for our children and our children’s children.

Our investments in fighting climate change are investments in innovation, in technology, in industry and in jobs. We have made monumental strides in protecting our planet, with more than 160 countries signing the UN Paris Climate Agreement and affirming the belief that clean energy is the future for a better and more resilient environment.

Now more than ever, House Democrats want to move America in a new direction for energy independence — working to lower energy prices, make America more secure, and launch a cleaner, smarter, more cost-effective energy future that creates hundreds of thousands of clean energy jobs.

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More on Energy and Environment

Mar 28, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the outcome of three amendments regarding LGBT discrimination offered in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill:

Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today in recognition of Earth Day, which began on April 22, 1970: 

Apr 1, 2016 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on a bipartisan bicameral amicus brief of 208 Members and Former Members of Congress in the case of West Virginia v. EPA, currently before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Mar 10, 2016 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released this statement following the announcement by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau of new U.S.-Canada climate crisis coordination, including efforts to reduce methane emissions:

“Today, the United States and Canada have announced more progress in our nations’ shared commitment to confront the climate crisis that threatens the health of our communities and the future of our world.

Mar 4, 2016 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Flint, MI – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks today at a press conference following the Congressional delegation trip to Flint, Michigan to hear from the residents impacted by the Flint water crisis.  Below are the Leader’s remarks followed by the question and answer session:

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to stay implementation of the Clean Power Plan rule pending the review of suits before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals:

“The Supreme Court’s deeply misguided decision to stay the implementation of the Clean Power Plan will enable those states that deny climate science to slow progress in reducing the carbon pollution that threatens the health of all Americans.

Dec 12, 2015 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after delegates to the COP21 Paris Climate Summit announced a final agreement to limit carbon pollution and address the climate crisis:

Dec 11, 2015 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the original Members of a planned Congressional Delegation to the COP21 Paris Climate Conference held a press conference today.  Below is a transcript of the press conference:

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement after House Republicans voted against a Motion to Recommit measure offered by Democrats that stated that the climate crisis is real:

“Confronting the climate crisis is one of the most urgent challenges facing America.  By willfully ignoring the reality of the climate crisis, House Republicans are endangering the air we breathe and the future our children will inherit.