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, savage droughts, devastating wildfires and increasingly extreme and unpredictable weather patterns are impacting every nation on every continent – and communities across America are already feeling the effects. 

Democrats know that combatting the existential threat of the climate crisis is a public health decision to safeguard our clean air and clean water; an economic decision to create jobs and ensure America’s global preeminence in green technology; a national security decision to prevent global instability; and a moral decision to be good stewards of God’s creation. 

That is why House Democrats crafted the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’s Solving the Climate Crisis Action Plan: a roadmap to build a clean energy economy that values workers, creates good-paying jobs, advances environmental justice, and is prepared to meet the challenges of the climate crisis.  At the same time, Democrats passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, that makes a strong down payment in a clean energy future, as we create millions of good-paying, union jobs and rebuild our highways, bridges, transit, rail, airports, ports and harbors to improve safety, reduce gridlock and put America on a path to zero pollution.  House Democrats also passed H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which required the Trump Administration to remain in the Paris Climate Accord and to develop a serious plan for how the United States will meet its commitment to reduce pollution and protect our planet. 

As one of his first actions, President Biden rejoined the Paris Agreement and re-engaged with the global community on the urgent priority of fighting the climate crisis.  Together with the Biden-Harris Administration and the new Senate Democratic Majority, House Democrats will work to Build Back Better: rebuilding America with clean energy, smart technology and resilient infrastructure. We will lead our country into future frontiers with bold, job-creating investments in advanced energy research and efficiency.  We will build the green infrastructure of the future with permanent clean energy tax credits that keep up with the rapid pace of technological progress and bring broadband to every corner of America.  And we will hold dirty polluters accountable for contaminating our children’s clean water and clean air.

For Democrats, combatting the climate crisis is not an issue – it is a moral imperative that compels us to act to create the good-paying jobs of the future and protect the people and places we love.

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Dec 14, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the fifth anniversary of the historic Paris Climate Agreement:
 
Jul 23, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a bill enrollment ceremony for H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation to provide permanent, full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and establish the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks: 
 
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Jul 22, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1957, legislation to provide permanent, full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establish the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
 
Jul 15, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration revised implementation guidelines for the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA) to decrease climate change-related permitting requirements for infrastructure projects:
 
Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, House Democrats’ transformative infrastructure package For The People:
 
Jun 30, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Chair Kathy Castor, Members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and House Democrats on the steps of the Capitol for a press event unveiling the “Solving the Climate Crisis” action plan, House Democrats’ comprehensive plan to combat the climate crisis.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks: 
 
Jun 4, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following reports that President Trump would sign an Executive Order waiving established environmental protection laws to accelerate approval for new infrastructure projects on federal land:
 
May 2, 2020 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement marking one year since the Democratic House passed H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act:

Apr 22, 2020 Press Release

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Apr 16, 2020 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s final rule seriously weakening public health protections that limit the release of mercury and other toxic metals from oil and coal-fired plants: