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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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June 1, 2011 Speech

Preserving and enhancing America's wilderness areas and the National Park System are priorities for me in Congress. As a member of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, I have a responsibility to be a thoughtful and diligent steward of these irreplaceable treasures so we can pass them to future generations intact.  Both Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are within the boundaries of Minnesota. Today, these protected areas are treasured by the people of my state and visitors from across the United States.

May 27, 2011 e-Newsletter

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May 27, 2011 Press Release

Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

May 23, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) reached out to the Minnesotans who were recently affected by the recent series of severe thunderstorms and a tornado. Her St. Paul office is available to anyone in need of assistance.

May 4, 2011 Statements For the Record

Chairman Bishop, Ranking Member Grijalva, Members of the Subcommittee:

March 30, 2011 Statements For the Record

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to oppose H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act.

Today, Congress could have had a legitimate and necessary debate about the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Does FIFRA do an adequate job of regulating pesticides or should the Clean Water Act supplement these efforts to address water quality issues? But that is not the debate we are having today

March 23, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

March 15, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Latest weather service reports indicate record flooding possible

March 4, 2011 e-Newsletter

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February 25, 2011 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

McCollum Responds to St. Croix County Board of Supervisors' Resolution, Calling on Congress to Pass Legislative Exemption

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) voiced her strong opposition to the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors' request that the Minnesota and Wisconsin Congressional delegations support legislation to exempt a proposed $700 million replacement for the existing Stillwater Lift Bridge.

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