Press Releases

March 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – It has been reported that the Trump Administration plans to slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by almost 25 percent and eliminate 20 percent of staff.

January 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. - Members of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) have unanimously elected Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs to serve as SEEC Leadership in the 115th Congress. SEEC Leadership will serve through the end of 115th Congress.


December 7, 2016 Press Release

Today, President-Elect Trump nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. SEEC Co-Chairs Gerry Connolly (VA), Doris Matsui (CA), and Paul Tonko (NY) released the following joint statement: 

September 27, 2016 Press Release

For too long the families of Flint have been forced to rely on a lead-tainted water supply that has disproportionately harmed Flint’s children. Clean water is a right of all Americans, and the Republican refusal to include long sought after and much needed assistance for Flint families in the must pass Continuing Resolution (CR) is unconscionable.

September 27, 2016 Press Release

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard arguments from polluters and their special interest allies aimed at derailing the Clean Power Plan, one of our strongest weapons against the urgent threat of climate change.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final rules to regulate methane–the principle component of natural gas and a potent greenhouse gas–from new, reconstructed and modified sources in the oil and gas industry. SEEC Members released the following statement:

April 22, 2016 Press Release

SEEC Members work year round to support clean air, clean water, a healthy environment, and climate action. On Earth Day 2016 SEEC Members celebrated the U.S. leading more than 170 other countries in signing the Paris Climate Agreement and took many other opportunities to celebrate Earth Day and the environmental progress made in the last year.

March 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington D.C. – On March 15th 2016, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced a proposal for the nation's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program