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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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: 
 
Speaker Pelosi.  Good morning, everyone.  
 
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:

Mar 31, 2020 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s final rule weakening car pollution standards, which is estimated to increase carbon emissions by 2.2 billion metric tons and cost Americans a total of $300 billion: