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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Jun 14, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today in the Capitol Visitor Center.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 
 
Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks. 

Leader Pelosi.   Leader Pelosi.  Good morning everyone.  

Jun 1, 2018 Press Release

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Apr 25, 2018 Press Release

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Apr 20, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in recognition of Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22nd: 

“Each Earth Day, people around the world join together to celebrate the beauty of God’s creation, and to reaffirm our responsibility to protect and preserve our environment for generations to come. 

Apr 18, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, the Republicans’ Farm Bill proposal, by a party line vote of 26 to 20:

Dec 12, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the second anniversary of the historic Paris Climate Agreement:
 
“Two years ago, the nations of the world came together to take historic, far-reaching action to affirm our shared commitment to leave future generations with a planet that is healthy and sustainable.  Since then, every nation on the planet has accepted the challenge of limiting carbon pollution and embraced the goal of a clean energy future.  

Dec 6, 2017 Press Release

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Oct 27, 2017 Press Release

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Oct 18, 2017 Press Release

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Oct 10, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the Trump Administration announced plans to roll back the Clean Power Plan, a landmark Obama-era initiative to address the global climate crisis: