The U.S. House of Representatives Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) was founded in January 2009, at the start of the 111th Congress, to be a focused, active, and effective advocate for policies for clean energy innovation and job creation, environmental protection, and policies that will address global climate change. Founded by Co-Chairs Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) with thirty-five charter members, SEEC has grown to nearly fifty members, and has established itself as a key green voice in the Congress.
In the 115th Congress, SEEC is Co-Chaired by Reps. Paul Tonko (D-NY), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), and Doris Matsui (D-CA). SEEC Vice-Chairs are Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), and Mike Quigley (D-IL).
SEEC continues its fight to create American clean energy jobs, to invest in clean and renewable domestic energy resources, and to protect American public health and our nation's precious natural resources. SEEC has worked closely with the Obama Administration to develop and implement a Climate Action Plan, and we are committed to defending clean energy and climate progress, and SEEC members are actively working to fight back against the polluting policies of the Trump Administration. SEEC has also fought successfully to uphold bedrock environmental laws, like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, continue vital federal conservation efforts, and to protect investments in a competitive American clean energy economy.
SEEC members remain dedicated to the coalition's mission and to advancing policies for a more prosperous, sustainable, and secure future for our country.