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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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 Ranking Member of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, I am a strong supporter of action on climate change and strongly oppose efforts to undermine our international commitments and turn the United States into an environmental rogue nation. 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.

last updated: April 20, 2017

More on Environment & Energy

April 21, 2017 Press Release
As we celebrate Earth Day, we reflect on environmental challenges in our communities and around the world. This year, our air, our water, our treasured places, and even the health of our planet are under attack from President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans.
March 29, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee — which funds the Environmental Protection Agency, spoke today on the House Floor against House Republicans’ H.R. 1430, a bill that prevents the EPA from functioning effectively and using the best scientific data available.
March 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s executive order attacking environmental and public health protections:
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Minnesota cities, counties, and nonprofits will all feel the devastating effects of President Donald Trump’s backwards budget. With these harsh cuts — and the outright elimination of many programs — the Trump administration is abandoning our communities and our state. This budget shifts to Minnesota taxpayers the burden for keeping our state safe, strong, and moving forward.
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Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal:

February 28, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, and House Democrats used Tuesday’s Subcommittee’s Members’ Day hearing to speak out strongly against cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and to oppose cuts to the arts and humanities.

February 24, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) packed this week’s President’s Day District Work Period with four town hall meetings, listening in-person to more than 1,000 Fourth District constituents.

February 10, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) will hold a town hall discussion on climate change on Thursday, Feb. 23 on the campus of the University of St. Thomas. The town hall, which will include St. Thomas School of Engineering Professor Dr. John Abraham as a special guest, will address how we can continue acting on climate change in the face of the Trump administration’s anti-science, pro-fossil fuel stance.

February 10, 2017 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the volunteers, staff, visitors and supporters of the Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center in West Saint Paul, Minnesota on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the center. Founded in 1967 by Olivia Irvine Dodge, the center has served as a pioneering venue for environmental education and a premier outdoor classroom for generations of Minnesota students.

February 1, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on Representative Rick Nolan’s letter encouraging President Donald Trump to overturn protections for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness:

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