Press Releases / News

Jul 30, 2010

RELEASE: SEEC passes amendments to ensure Big Oil will be held accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the Congressional Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) claimed victory on the passage of two amendments to the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act designed to strengthen oil spill accountability for the oil and gas industry.

Jun 22, 2010

SEEC backs legislation to clean & restore Gulf, hold BP accountable & enact stronger drilling regulations

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the Congressional Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) announced its endorsement of legislation in response to the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill- the largest environmental disaster in American history. SEEC announced its support for legislative proposals to put Americans to work cleaning and restoring the Gulf; increase the liability cap for economic damage claims resulting from oil spills; assess royalty payments on spilled oil; and strengthen environmental and technological rig safety, spill prevention and response standards.

Jun 15, 2010

SEEC leaders commend President Obama's call to action for a clean energy future

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to President Obama's speech tonight outlining the federal response to the BP oil spill and advocating for legislation to reduce U.S. oil dependence and invest in clean energy, Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY) and Jay Inslee (D-WA)- the co-chairs of the Congressional Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC)- released the following statement:

May 5, 2010

SEEC calls for increased clean energy incentives, paid for by repealing oil & gas tax subsidies

Issues: Energy

Members of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition today sent a letter to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), and Ranking Member Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), calling for legislative action to provide incentives to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

May 5, 2010

SEEC announces support for Home Star legislation

Issues: Energy

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the House of Representatives Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) announced its support for the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, legislation aimed at creating jobs and increasing residential energy efficiency through home retrofits.

May 4, 2010

Inslee, Israel: Want jobs? We can get them from clean energy

Issues: Energy

By SEEC co-chairs Reps. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Steve Israel (D-NY).

Mar 8, 2010

SEEC Leads Charge Urging Funding for Key Environmental and Clean Energy Initiatives

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the members of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) joined with colleagues in the House of Representatives to send a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt and Ranking Member Paul Ryan urging funding for important environmental, clean energy, and sustainability initiatives as part of the Fiscal Year 2011 federal budget.

Jan 19, 2010

RELEASE: SEEC Coalition Leaders Slam Misguided Murkowski Amendment

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has promised to propose an amendment that would strip the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its authority to regulate the emissions of power plants and utilities. Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) Co-chairs Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) released the following statement on the proposed amendment.

Dec 16, 2009

RELEASE: 'Jobs for Main Street Act' includes many SEEC priorities for job creation; Coalition vows further work to create American clean energy jobs

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2847, the Jobs for Main Street Act, containing many priorities of the Congressional Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC). SEEC leaders said that their group will continue to advance proposals aimed at a meaningful American economic recovery.

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