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Apr 3, 2017 | The Hill

President shows disregard to environment with executive actions on climate change | By SEEC Vice-Chair Rep. Alan Lowenthal

The President of the United States thinks he has tricked America into believing he is concerned about energy independence. Instead, what this executive action has shown, is his utter disregard for our environment and the environment that will be left to future generations.

Mar 29, 2017

SEEC Member Rep. McGovern: Republican EPA Bill is a Giveaway to Corporate Polluters

U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led debate for House Democrats on the House floor against the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, a bill from House Republicans that limits the participation of scientific experts at the EPA, and would lead to a disproportionate representation of big business and corporate special interests.

Mar 15, 2017 | CNBC

Democrats to send climate change educational materials to EPA chief Scott Pruitt

Issues: Climate Change

In response to Pruitt's comment, SEEC Member Rep. Blumenauer and 32 of his colleagues plan to send Pruitt a letter accompanied by "educational materials outlining the basic established science behind climate change."

Sep 27, 2016 | The Hill

Implement the Clean Power Plan | By SEEC Member Rep. Jared Huffman & Sen. Ed Markey (The Hill)

The Clean Power Plan implementation is critical to protecting public health and welfare.

Mar 3, 2016 | SEEC Member Rep. John Delaney (MD-06)

SEEC Endorsed 50x30 Clean and Carbon-free Energy Resolution Introduced

More than 130 Members of Congress join call for more than 50 percent of U.S. electricity to come from clean and carbon-free sources by 2030.

Mar 1, 2016 | Albany Times Union

Tonko bill would aid aging drinking water systems

Issues: Environment, Water

SEEC Co-Chair Rep. Paul Tonko has beaten the drum for improved drinking water infrastructure for a year or more, leading tours to emphasize how much of the Capital Region's aging pipeline system dates back to the 1800s. An engineer by training and temperament, he saw disasters waiting to happen. And now they have, in Flint, Mich., as well as in Troy and Hoosick Falls.

Feb 3, 2016 | Medium

How Climate Change Became a National Security Problem | By SEEC Member Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05)

Issues: Climate Change

As a Member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am briefed every week on our most pressing and urgent threats. And it is clear that climate change is one of them.

Oct 6, 2015 | Medium

Saving the Land and Water Conservation Fund: Our Economy Depends on It | By SEEC Member Rep. Rick Nolan (MN-08)

Issues: Environment, Water

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is our nation’s premier program to help local communities protect the places they love. It has conserved iconic landscapes in every state and is responsible for more than 40,000 state and local outdoor recreation projects such as playgrounds, parks, refuges and baseball fields.

Oct 1, 2015 | takepart

Despite the Pope's Pleas, Congress Resists Action on Climate Change | By SEEC Member Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) & Greg Dotson

The urgency to act on climate has been recognized by a diverse group of global leaders, from Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state, George Schultz, to President Barack Obama to the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff to Pope Francis. But despite this growing global consensus on the need to arrest climate change, the Republican leaders who control Congress remain unwilling to act.

Sep 30, 2015 | The Boston Globe

Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund | By SEEC Member Niki Tsongas

Issues: Environment, Water

Democrats and Republicans came together 50 years ago around a simple idea: As we use up one natural resource, use the resulting profits to protect another. It was a novel and forward-thinking concept that balanced the demands of energy and the environment. Thus was born the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which remains a benchmark of across-the-aisle cooperation, as well as a paragon of conservation.

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