Press Releases / News

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.

May 24, 2017

SEEC Members call on Secretary Perry to release ARPA-E funds

Washington D.C. – SEEC Member Rep. Don Beyer was joined by SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Paul Tonko, Gerry Connolly, and Doris Matsui and 55 other Members of Congress in pressing Energy Secretary Rick Perry to immediately release funds to previously-approved projects at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). They also asked the Secretary to clarify the Department of Energy’s procedures for approving and funding grants, after Members of Congress from both parties expressed frustration with departmental processes which have recently become opaque and confusing.

Apr 28, 2017

SEEC Members Call for Climate Justice, Jobs, Action

Ahead of the Peoples Climate March marking President Trump's 100th Day in office SEEC members joined with environmental justice advocates to call on the Administration to end their anti-environmental assault and take action to support climate justice and jobs.

Apr 14, 2017

Media Advisory: Congressional Leaders Call for Climate Justice, Jobs and Action

On Thursday, April 27th at 9am Members of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) and other environmental leaders will gather at the House Triangle (East Front of the U.S. Capitol near the House steps) to call for climate justice, jobs and a clean energy economy.

Mar 28, 2017

SEEC Statement on Trump’s Dirty Energy Executive Order

Today’s Executive Order makes it abundantly clear–the policy of the Trump Administration will be to reject the overwhelming scientific evidence and economic benefits supporting climate action, with President Trump leading the charge as the ‘Polluter-in-Chief.’

Mar 16, 2017

SEEC Members Oppose Harmful Trump Budget Cuts

President Trump released his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018. The Trump Budget is characterized by massive cuts to environmental and climate change programs, clean energy investment, and science funding.

Mar 16, 2017

SEEC Leadership Responds to 31 Percent Cut to Environmental Protection Agency in Trump Budget

The Trump Administration has released a budget that would slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by more than 30 percent and eliminate 20 percent of staff.

Mar 15, 2017

SEEC Co-Chairs Respond to Trump Administration Effort to Roll Back Fuel Efficiency Standards

Based on the Trump Administration's environmental record so far this should be considered the first step in attempting to weaken these cleaner car standards.

Mar 6, 2017

SEEC Leadership Responds to Reported Cuts of 20-25 Percent at the Environmental Protection Agency

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.