More on Climate Change

Nov 14, 2017

SEEC Joins Fellow Climate Advocates in Washington DC to Let the World Know We are #Stillin for Global Climate Action

While international negotiations around climate change continued in Bonn, Germany, SEEC gathered with climate advocates in Washington, DC to let the world know that we are still in and fighting for climate action.

Oct 30, 2017

A Post-Hurricane Witches’ Brew at Superfund Sites

Since the hurricanes, 23 members of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition asked Pruitt — who has downplayed humans’ impact on climate change — how he will prepare for Superfund cleanups and other toxic removals “in light of increases in extreme weather.”

Oct 24, 2017

SEEC Leaders Request Meeting with Chairman Brady to Discuss Sustainable Tax Reform

Today SEEC leadership, led by Vice-Chair Rep. Jared Polis, sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady inviting him to discuss sustainable tax policy as Republicans draft their tax proposal.

Oct 10, 2017

SEEC Members Condemn Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui, Gerry Connolly, and Paul Tonko released the following statement in response to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement that the Trump Administration intends to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP)

Sep 19, 2017

SEEC Members Question EPA Preparedness for Extreme Weather under Pruitt’s Leadership

Washington D.C. – Today SEEC members sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt regarding the Agency’s ability under his leadership to protect Americans from the growing threat of extreme weather.

Jun 1, 2017

SEEC Co-Chairs Condemn Decision to Withdraw from Paris Deal and Call for Continued Commitment to U.S. Climate Pledge from Leaders and Communities Across the Country

Washington D.C. – Today SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Paul Tonko, and Doris Matsui released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

May 30, 2017

SEEC Sends Tax Principles to House Ways & Means Committee

Washington D.C. – Today members of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) sent a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee. The letter, led by SEEC Vice-Chair Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), details green tax reform priorities including financial incentives to reduce harmful carbon pollution, which should be the foundation of any tax reform plan. Early estimates suggest that a $25-per-ton surcharge on carbon would generate $977 billion over 10 years and provide a needed incentive to reduce carbon pollution over time. The letter was signed by Representatives Polis, Tonko, Matsui, Connolly, Pingree, Cartwright, Lowenthal, Quigley, Pocan, Lee, Tsongas, Lieu, Nolan, Hanabusa, Huffman, and Keating.

May 26, 2017

SEEC Co-Chairs Oppose Trump Budget Cuts

Washington D.C. – Following the release of President Trump’s FY18 Budget, the Co-Chairs of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) made the following statements:

May 26, 2017

SEEC Co-Chairs Call on President Trump to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington D.C. – SEEC Co- Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Paul Tonko (D-NY) sent a letter today to President Donald Trump urging him to remain a party to the Paris Climate Agreement.

May 24, 2017

SEEC Members call on Secretary Perry to release ARPA-E funds

Washington D.C. – SEEC Member Rep. Don Beyer was joined by SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Paul Tonko, Gerry Connolly, and Doris Matsui and 55 other Members of Congress in pressing Energy Secretary Rick Perry to immediately release funds to previously-approved projects at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). They also asked the Secretary to clarify the Department of Energy’s procedures for approving and funding grants, after Members of Congress from both parties expressed frustration with departmental processes which have recently become opaque and confusing.