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May 24, 2013 | Summity County Citizens Voice

Oil money looms large in Keystone XL Pipeline vote

Members of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) tried to ensure that H.R. 3 maintains the accountability the American people expect from legislation that authorizes a potentially hazardous oil pipeline.

May 8, 2013 | E&E

DeFazio sees inside track for Markey’s panel slot

Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, who has served as top Democrat on the committee’s public lands panel for the past three sessions of Congress, said he will continue to vie for the seat, promising to bring a progressive voice to the committee, which oversees the management of one-fifth of the U.S. landmass. Grijalva is also a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, while DeFazio is not.

May 6, 2013 | Bloomberg

Keystone Foes Seek Climate Measures in Case They Lose

President Barack Obama is being pressed by opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline to tie any approval to measures that would curb climate change, reflecting mounting pressure on the administration to mitigate the project’s impact if it goes forward. “I think it’s going to happen,” said Representative Jim Moran, a Virginia Democrat and member of the House’s Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition. “The odds look pretty strong right now.”

Apr 11, 2013 | The Hill

House dems press White House aide on Keystone

A group of House Democrats pressed the White House to reject the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline during a closed-door meeting with President Obama’s top climate advisor.

Apr 10, 2013 | The Hill

White House to talk energy with group of House dems

Heather Zichal’s closed-door session with the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) will come one day after Obama releases his fiscal 2014 budget proposal, giving the 48-member caucus a chance to weigh in on the president’s priorities.

Feb 12, 2013 | The Hill

Op-Ed: President should address clean energy, climate change

Co-Chairs Paul Tonko and Gerry Connolly outline some of what they would like to see from the President in his State of the Union address and during his second term.

Feb 12, 2013 | The Hill

SEEC Vice Chair Rush Holt's Op-Ed on the Need for Climate Change Action Now

It is easy to find excuses for not confronting a problem like climate change. All of these are not explanations for our inaction, but simply excuses to justify our natural reluctance to commit.

Feb 5, 2013 | E&E

House Dems press for IRS guidance on renewable tax credit change

A coalition of House Democrats is urging the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to quickly produce eagerly awaited guidelines on how they will interpret a key provision expanding eligibility of a renewable energy tax credit.

Feb 5, 2013 | The Hill

House Democrats warn tax credit ambiguity sidelines renewable investment

A House Democratic caucus (SEEC) called on tax writers Friday to quickly interpret language in a recently passed renewable energy tax credit.

Jan 16, 2013 | (E&E)

Rep. Paul Tonko of N.Y. replaces Green on critical House subpanel

Rep. Paul Tonko of New York will replace Rep. Gene Green of Texas as the ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, potentially ushering in a new focus on renewable energy technologies. He spent 16 years as head of the New York State Assembly’s Energy Committee and is a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, a caucus in the House that aims to bolster “green collar” jobs while improving the environment.