Press Releases / News

Feb 3, 2011

SEEC blasts Republicans' Dirty Air Act

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today members of the House of Representatives Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) blasted Republican draft legislation to repeal Clean Air Act standards for carbon, methane, and other pollution. SEEC leaders said that this “Dirty Air Act” would gut important pollution controls and roll back American clean energy progress in favor of bigger profits for Big Polluters.

Jan 26, 2011

SEEC welcomes President's embrace of clean energy innovation & jobs agenda

WASHINGTON, DC - Following tonight's State of the Union Address in which President Obama called for a focus on investment and policies to grow America's clean energy economy, the leaders of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) welcomed the President's remarks. Since its founding at the start of the 111th Congress, SEEC - a caucus of 47 House Democrats - has sought to advance policies that will grow promising domestic clean energy industries, arguing the economic, national security, and environmental benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency. SEEC leaders were glad to see the President embrace their clean energy agenda as a priority at the start of 2011.

Jan 21, 2011

SEEC leaders applaud President Obama's support for clean energy innovation and job creation agenda

Issues: Energy

WASHINGTON, DC - Today Congressmen Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Steve Israel (D-NY) - the Co-Chairs of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) - applauded the comments of President Barack Obama as he toured a General Electric Co. facility in Schenectady, New York and spoke on the importance of clean energy to America’s economic future

Jan 7, 2011

SEEC announces leaders for the 112th Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - This week the members of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) announced their leadership officers for the 112th United States Congress. SEEC - a caucus of 46 House Democrats dedicated to advancing policies for clean energy, environmental protection, and addressing climate change - again elected Reps. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Steve Israel (D-NY) to serve as Co-Chairs for the new Congress. SEEC also elected five vice chairs...

Jan 5, 2011

Chairman Emerges From Hearing Pleased With Proceedings

A press release on the economy.

Dec 9, 2010

Representatives, Renewable Energy Industry and Environmental Leaders Call for Extension of Clean Energy Incentive Program

SEEC members and other House Democrats urge an extension of the important 1603 Treasury Grant Program for domestic renewable energy projects...

Jul 30, 2010

RELEASE: SEEC passes amendments to ensure Big Oil will be held accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the Congressional Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) claimed victory on the passage of two amendments to the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act designed to strengthen oil spill accountability for the oil and gas industry.

Jun 22, 2010

SEEC backs legislation to clean & restore Gulf, hold BP accountable & enact stronger drilling regulations

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the Congressional Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) announced its endorsement of legislation in response to the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill- the largest environmental disaster in American history. SEEC announced its support for legislative proposals to put Americans to work cleaning and restoring the Gulf; increase the liability cap for economic damage claims resulting from oil spills; assess royalty payments on spilled oil; and strengthen environmental and technological rig safety, spill prevention and response standards.

Jun 15, 2010

SEEC leaders commend President Obama's call to action for a clean energy future

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to President Obama's speech tonight outlining the federal response to the BP oil spill and advocating for legislation to reduce U.S. oil dependence and invest in clean energy, Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY) and Jay Inslee (D-WA)- the co-chairs of the Congressional Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC)- released the following statement:

May 5, 2010

SEEC calls for increased clean energy incentives, paid for by repealing oil & gas tax subsidies

Issues: Energy

Members of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition today sent a letter to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), and Ranking Member Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), calling for legislative action to provide incentives to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.