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

Jan 27, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement as the U.S. House of Representatives filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the court case District of Columbia, et al. v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, which seeks to block the Trump Administration’s unlawful rule that weakens states’ ability to provide food assistance for thousands of Americans relying on the lifeline of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in high-unemployment areas:

Jan 23, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following reports that the Trump Administration would drastically roll back protections for thousands of seasonal streams, small waterways and pristine wetlands currently protected under the Clean Water Act:

Jan 9, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following the announcement from the Trump Administration that they would be revising implementation guidelines for the National Environment Policy Act to decrease climate change-related permitting requirements for infrastructure projects:

Dec 12, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the fourth anniversary of the historic Paris Climate Agreement:

Dec 2, 2019 Press Release

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Sep 20, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement in support of the climate strikes occurring around the globe:

Sep 17, 2019 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following the announcement that President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency will revoke California’s legal authority to set auto pollution standards, as guaranteed under the Clean Air Act: 
 

Aug 30, 2019 Press Release

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San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration's new proposed rule to gut protections for clean air from methane emissions, one of the most serious contributors to the climate crisis:

Jul 17, 2019 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following the announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that the U.S. Forest Service will provide California with the reimbursements required under the existing California Fire Assistance Agreement for expenses resulting from last year’s wildfires: 
 

Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and replacement with a special interest, dirty power plan that abandons America’s leadership in the fight against the climate crisis: