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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.

 

 

More on Environment & Energy

May 17, 2012 Press Release

 

BrightFarms Builds Greenhouse with J&J Distributing

The companies’ partnership will provide Saint Paul with year-round local produce and green-collar jobs

April 12, 2012 Speech

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.

April 12, 2012 Press Release

Contact: Clarise Tushie-Lessard
651.266.8571 (o)
952-217-6036 (c)

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.

March 29, 2012 Speech

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.

March 21, 2012 Press Release

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) Recognized as "Champion of the Forests"

World Forestry Day Commemorates the Importance and Benefits of Forests

March 16, 2012 e-Newsletter

Please join Congresswoman McCollum’s official Twitter and Facebook pages to stay informed on her activities in St. Paul and Washington, DC.

St. Paul Gets #1 in Nation for Outstanding Health Care Services

March 9, 2012 e-Newsletter

Please join Congresswoman McCollum’s official Twitter and Facebook pages to stay informed on her activities in St. Paul and Washington, DC.

March 5, 2012 e-Newsletter

Please join Congresswoman McCollum’s official Facebook page to stay informed on her activities in St. Paul and Washington, DC.

March 1, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act (S. 1134) by a vote of 339 to 80. Originally spearheaded by Congresswoman Bachmann (MN-06), S. 1134 authorizes construction of a $700 million mega-bridge over the protected St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin, benefiting only 18,000 cars per day.

February 29, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 29, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

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