Press Releases / News

Jul 1, 2020

SEEC Leadership applauds passage of the Moving Forward Act

Today the leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) made the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Ac in the U.S. House of Representatives:

Jun 18, 2020

SEEC Leadership Calls for Sustainable Relief & Recovery; Outlines Policy Pathways

Yesterday the leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Committee Chairs calling for sustainable relief and recovery legislation. Their letter also outlines robust policy options for a strong recovery that can create family-sustaining jobs while deploying clean energy, reducing pollution, and protecting communities from the climate crisis.

Jun 5, 2020

SEEC leadership condemns short-sighted Trump administration decision to waive bedrock environmental laws for infrastructure

SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Paul Tonko, Doris Matsui and Gerry Connolly and Vice-Chairs Reps A. Donald McEachin, Chellie Pingree, Matt Cartwright, Mike Quigley and Alan Lowenthal made the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to use emergency powers to waive critical environmental review of infrastructure projects.

Jun 5, 2020

SEEC leadership stands with those calling for racial justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Paul Tonko, Doris Matsui and Gerry Connolly and Vice-Chairs Reps A. Donald McEachin, Chellie Pingree, Matt Cartwright, Mike Quigley and Alan Lowenthal made the following statement in response to nationwide calls for our country to address long-standing racial injustice.

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

Statement on the passage of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act

Issues: Climate Change

Today SEEC Leaders released the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, in the House of Representatives.

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.

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