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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 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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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).

January 17, 2012 Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 17, 2012

Contact:
Maria Reppas (McCollum), (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov
Tracy Schario (Pew Charitable Trusts), 202.540.6582, tschario@pewtrusts.org

January 13, 2012 e-Newsletter

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

Minnesotans to Celebrate the Civil Rights Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Congresswoman McCollum will join Minnesotans at a community breakfast, rally, and parade on Monday, January 16. The rally and march will begin at 9:30 AM at Central High School in St. Paul.

December 15, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise to strongly oppose the REINS Act (H.R. 10). This reckless legislation would put American families at risk while doing nothing to create jobs.

December 8, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise to strongly oppose H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act. Regrettably, the House Republican majority is choosing to waste precious floor time debating this political statement instead of allowing a vote on President Obama's American Jobs Act.

Contrary to the claims of my Republican colleagues, H.R. 1633 has nothing to do with job creation or economic growth. This legislation addresses a nonexistent issue since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated repeatedly it has no intention of regulating "farm dust."

November 16, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 16, 2011
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

November 15, 2011 Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 15, 2011
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Legislation will protect taxpayers from the $700 million "mega-bridge" while allowing for the faster construction of a less expensive bridge

October 17, 2011 Statements For the Record

Thank you -- City of St. Paul -- Mayor Coleman and

Anne Hunt, St. Paul RiverCentre and everyone 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 evidence that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is changing America – one rooftop at a time, one community at a time.

October 14, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 2273, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act. This bill represents yet another attempt by Republicans to put the interests of polluters ahead of public health and the well-being of our communities.

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