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.
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Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, and House Democrats used Tuesday’s Subcommittee’s Members’ Day hearing to speak out strongly against cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and to oppose cuts to the arts and humanities.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) packed this week’s President’s Day District Work Period with four town hall meetings, listening in-person to more than 1,000 Fourth District constituents.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) will hold a town hall discussion on climate change on Thursday, Feb. 23 on the campus of the University of St. Thomas. The town hall, which will include St. Thomas School of Engineering Professor Dr. John Abraham as a special guest, will address how we can continue acting on climate change in the face of the Trump administration’s anti-science, pro-fossil fuel stance.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the volunteers, staff, visitors and supporters of the Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center in West Saint Paul, Minnesota on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the center. Founded in 1967 by Olivia Irvine Dodge, the center has served as a pioneering venue for environmental education and a premier outdoor classroom for generations of Minnesota students.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on Representative Rick Nolan’s letter encouraging President Donald Trump to overturn protections for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) was today approved by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve a second term as Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Democratic members of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee wrote to President Donald Trump on Thursday demanding more information about his freeze on Environmental Protection Agency grants.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Environmental Protection Agency, released the following statement after media reports disclosed details of the Trump administration’s “agency action plan” for the EPA:
“The Trump administration’s secret plan for the Environmental Protection Agency would radically alter the agency into one that protects the profits of polluters and forsakes the public health of the American people.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is today considering President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt, the Republican Attorney General of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) — Ranking Member of the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds the Environmental Protection Agency — released the following statement on the Pruitt confirmation hearings: