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Environment & Energy

The environment — our air, our water, our land — is a sacred trust that we must protect and preserve for ourselves and future generations. Today, our planet is in peril because of climate change, which is already affecting Minnesotans and Americans.

As the Vice Chair of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, I am a strong supporter of action on climate change. In addition, I support full funding for environmental protections and oppose harmful efforts to weaken our bedrock clean air, clean water, and conservation laws. These are laws that protect the health of our families and our planet.

When it comes to energy, we must make smart decisions today to create green jobs and safeguard our environment. Instead of doubling down on fossil fuels, I support strategic investments in clean energy infrastructure, research, and education.

 

Read my letter to President Biden on the Line 3 project here

 

Find information on H.R. 2794, the Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act, here.

 

 

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August 6, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) is pleased to announce the National Association of Counties (NACo) voted unanimously to endorse a resolution in support of the Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative (MRRRI) at its annual conference in July.

Rep. McCollum released the following statement:  

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released a statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4502, a package of seven Appropriations bills to fund the federal government for Fiscal Year 2022.

July 28, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released a statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4373, the FY 2022 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill:

July 16, 2021 Press Release

The House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2022 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Funding bill and report today, including a Community Project Funding (CPF) request made by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) to benefit Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District:

July 1, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Vice Chair of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today after the House Appropriations Committee advanced the subcommittee’s FY 2022 funding bill:

June 27, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) announced the introduction of legislation to coordinate restoration and resilience opportunities up and down the Mississippi River corridor, the Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Act (MRRRI) alongside original co-sponsors Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS-02), Rep. Cori Bush (MO-01), Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), and Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-03).

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Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative (MRRRI)

Canoeing on Mississippi

April 22, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) has introduced legislation to permanently protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) from sulfide-ore copper mining pollution. The Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act protects 234,328 acres of federal land in the Superior National Forest within the watershed of the BWCAW to ensure the waters flowing into the BWCA are never polluted.

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The Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will accept community project funding requests in the following accounts: 

March 15, 2021 Page

The Subcommittee on Energy, Water, and Related Agencies will accept community project funding requests in the following accounts: 

Corps of Engineers: 

  • Investigations 
  • Construction 
  • Mississippi River and Tributaries  
  • Operation and Maintenance

Bureau of Reclamation: 

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