Press Releases / News

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.

Sep 7, 2017

SEEC Co-Chairs Condemn EPA Cuts that Put Families and Communities at Risk

Issues: Environment

SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Paul Tonko, and Doris Matsui released the following statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget cuts in H.R. 3354, the omnibus appropriations bill on the House Floor this week.

Aug 18, 2017

SEEC Members Lead Opposition to Pruitt’s Repeal of Clean Water Protections

Issues: Environment, Water

Today 102 members in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Secretary Pruitt to stop and consider the dangers of repealing the Clean Water Rule.

Jun 27, 2017

SEEC Opposes Administrator Pruitt’s Efforts to Repeal Clean Water Protections

Issues: Environment, Water

Washington D.C. – Today SEEC Leadership, including Co-Chairs Reps. Paul Tonko, Gerry Connolly, and Doris Matsui and Vice-Chairs Reps. Matt Cartwright, Alan Lowenthal, Mike Quigley, Chellie Pingree and Jared Polis released the following statement in response to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers will issue a proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule.

Jun 20, 2017

SEEC Added Four New Members in May

The House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) was pleased to welcome Reps Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) to its membership in May. The Caucus was also pleased to welcome back Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), who previously served in SEEC during the 113th Congress. This brings the total number of coalition members to fifty-three.

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

Issues: Climate Change

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.

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