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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

February 28, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

February 27, 2012 Press Release

Representative Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) received the 2012 Groundwater Protector Award from the National Ground Water Association today.

The Groundwater Protector Award honors people in government, industry, and the private sector for their public service efforts in conjunction with groundwater conservation, protection, and use.

February 27, 2012 Speech

Good morning to everyone, and welcome to Washington.

Thank you to the National Ground Water Association for this great award. Thank you Danny for coming from Minnesota.

I am lucky to hail from the Land of not only 10,000 Lakes, but also multiple levels of excellent aquifers!

We Minnesotans take our water very seriously and are proud to be leaders in showing other states how we care for our most precious natural resource.

February 21, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement. She responded to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's letter, which urged Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) to pass legislation that allows for the construction of an extra-dosed, mega-bridge to replace the current Stillwater Lift Bridge.

February 20, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 20, 2012
Contact: Michelle Hesterberg, 612-331-3315, mhesterberg@environmentminnesota.org

SAINT PAUL – Facing extreme attacks on the environment in the U.S. House, over 170 students and community members joined Representative Betty McCollum on Monday for Coffee with Congress, hosted by Environment Minnesota and MPIRG, to discuss how to move forward to protect Minnesota's environment.

February 17, 2012 e-Newsletter

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

February 16, 2012 Speech

Mr. Secretary, as we have discussed previously, you are familiar with legislation that passed the Senate – S. 1134, the St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act.

This bill exempts the St. Croix Crossing Project from the protections of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and it mandates the construction of an extradosed design bridge at a cost of $700 million. This is truly a mega-bridge connecting Minnesota and rural Wisconsin.

I strongly oppose this legislation. It represents bad fiscal policy, bad transportation policy, and bad environmental policy.

January 27, 2012 e-Newsletter

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

January 24, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following response to President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress.

January 23, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 23, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following response to the Senate's passage of St. Croix Bridge legislation (S. 1134).

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