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 Chair 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.
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Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act (H.R. 5598)
Minnesotans and visitors alike know this universal truth: The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is a special place. From the pristine, clear waters, to the stillness and quiet that’s nearly unmatched anywhere else in the nation – this place is a refuge and source of adventure for thousands of people. In fact, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is the most-visited federal wilderness area in the U.S.
The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will hold public witness hearings on February 6 for non-tribal programs, and February 11-12 for tribal programs.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), released the following statement today after introducing H.Res.775, a resolution honoring the 75th birthday of Smokey Bear:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, released the following statement today after President Trump signed the FY 2020 funding package into law:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, released the following statement today after Twin Metals released its plan for a sulfide-ore mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after the passage of the conference agreement for the $35.989 billion FY 20 Interior-Environment funding bill as part of an eight-bill minibus appropriations package, H.R. 1865:
Today, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), chair and ranking member of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, sent a letter to the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior Mark Greenblatt requesting the ongoing ethics investigation into Interior Department officials be expanded to include a new action by Secretary Bernhardt that appears to directly benefit a former client.
“The Government Accountability Office, under the authority of the Comptroller General, has issued a legal decision that the Secretary violated appropriations law. The Secretary must respect this judgment, not resort to harsh partisan attacks. Instead, he appears to be continuing this administration’s alarming pattern of undermining our constitutional principles of the rule of law and the separation of powers.
Today, U.S. Representative Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) the chair and ranking member of the U.S.
Citing a lack of meaningful analysis and consultation, McCollum & Udall call on BLM to suspend any efforts to move headquarters and abruptly relocate staff. Lawmakers express concerns that proposed reorganization is part of a “deliberate effort to dismantle and weaken the Bureau”