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Aug 15, 2019

SEEC Leaders encourage all automakers to join greenhouse gas pollution standards deal with California

Today the members of SEEC leadership, led by Co-Chair Rep. Doris Matsui, sent a letter to executives at 14 automotive companies expressing the importance that all automakers join the recently announced deal on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards between California and four major automakers

Jun 25, 2019

SEEC Co-Chair Statement on the Suppression of Climate Science at USDA

SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Paul Tonko (D-NY) issued a statement joining with SEEC Vice-Chair Congresswoman Chellie Pingree to request that USDA’s Inspector General investigate the suppression of valuable climate research conducted by the Agriculture Research Service (ARS), a division of USDA.

Jun 19, 2019

SEEC Co-Chair Statement on the Trump Administration’s Clean Power Plan rollback

Today, SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Paul Tonko (D-NY) issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of its so-called “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) rule.

May 2, 2019

SEEC Members Continue Call for Sustainable Infrastructure at T&I Committee Member Day Hearing

This week members of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) continued their call for a broad-reaching sustainable infrastructure proposal that addresses climate change during the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s member day hearing.

Dec 13, 2018

SEEC calls for state & foreign ops funding for climate and sustainability programs in FY19 deal

Washington D.C. – Today the members of SEEC sent a letter calling for the final State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) to include support for important climate and sustainability programs. This letter was led by SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui, and Paul Tonko, and SEEC Vice-Chairs Reps. Matt Cartwright, Alan Lowenthal, Chellie Pingree, Mike Quigley and Jared Polis. It was signed by nearly 40 members in total.

Nov 7, 2018

Colorado Governor-Elect Has Most Ambitious Renewables Goal in U.S.

Jared Polis, who won Colorado's gubernatorial race to become the nation's first openly gay governor-elect, is charting the state's bold path towards clean energy. The Democrat ran on a platform of transitioning Colorado to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040—the most ambitious renewable goal in the entire country. Polis had the endorsement of the Colorado Sierra Club, which praised Polis for being a leader on environmental issues during his time in Congress. The press release noted that Polis is a founding member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition.

Aug 21, 2018

SEEC Leaders Oppose Trump Clean Power Plan Replacement that Puts Public Health and Safety at Risk

SEEC Leadership released the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan with weaker standards for reducing carbon pollution from power plants.

Jul 19, 2018

SEEC Condemns Republican-led Resolution on Carbon Pollution

SEEC Leaders released the following statement in response to the passage of H.Con.Res. 119, a Republican-led resolution denouncing a growing movement to put a price on carbon pollution.

Jul 17, 2018

Sustainability caucus fights for clean energy funding

Today SEEC members sent a letter to the lead Senate and House Appropriators advocating for the Senate’s higher funding levels for two vital clean energy programs.

Jul 5, 2018

SEEC Co-Chair Statement on the Resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Today SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui, and Paul Tonko released the following statement in response to the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.