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.
Read my letter to President Biden on the Line 3 project here.
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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Representatives John Dingell (D-MI) and Betty McCollum (D-MN), along with 61 Members of Congress, called on Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to adopt a balanced approach to management of lands on the North Slope of Alaska:
The Department of the Interior is in the process of developing a first-ever comprehensive management plan for the nearly 23 million acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA), the nation’s largest public land management unit.
BrightFarms Builds Greenhouse with J&J Distributing
The companies’ partnership will provide Saint Paul with year-round local produce and green-collar jobs
I thank the City of Saint Paul -- Mayor Coleman and Anne Hunt, as well as Drive Electric Minnesota, Xcel Energy, and all of our allies here today for their tireless work to create the partnerships necessary to make this city and Minnesota a leader by example on clean energy. This project is yet more evidence that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is helping to re-power America.
Contact: Clarise Tushie-Lessard
Saint Paul is one of the first cities in the nation to offer this type of station, solidifying its status as a leader in sustainable energy
SAINT PAUL –Today, Mayor Chris Coleman, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Xcel Energy, Commissioner Paul Aasen and other local officials unveiled two new solar-powered electric car charging stations in Saint Paul’s Como Regional Park.
Each year, an estimated 21,000 Americans die from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon. This invisible, naturally-occurring, radioactive gas concentrates at dangerous levels in homes and persists for years, often without a family's knowledge. Minnesota is a national leader in reducing the risk of radon exposure. Our state's voluntary program includes educational curriculum, control programs, and targeted citizen outreach. This program has saved countless lives and become a model for other states to follow.
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) Recognized as "Champion of the Forests"
World Forestry Day Commemorates the Importance and Benefits of Forests
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