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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Dec 12, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Dec 12, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Dec 11, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the President’s new proposal to slash clean water protections for waterways that provide drinking water for tens of millions of Americans:
 
“The President’s Dirty Water Rule will pollute and poison the clean drinking water of tens of millions of families and communities.  Yet again, this Administration has sold out our children to further enrich its big corporate polluter friends.”

Dec 7, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Oct 22, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Taylor Griffin, 202-226-7616

Oct 9, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration directed the EPA to remove barriers to sales of fuel containing 15 percent ethanol nationwide and year-round:  

Oct 9, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement marking one year since President Trump repealed the Clean Power Plan, a landmark Obama-era initiative to address the global climate crisis:

Sep 11, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Taylor Griffin, 202-226-7616

Aug 21, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616


San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration announced its plan to reverse the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan that limited the levels of pollution from electricity generation:

Aug 7, 2018 Press Release
Contact: Taylor Griffin,
202-226-7616
 
San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the California wildfires, which have tragically killed nine people:
 
“As a Californian and an American, I am heartbroken by the devastation of the wildfires across California.  Our hearts are with the loved ones of the nine people whose lives were cruelly cut short by the fires, and all those whose lives have been upended by this disaster.