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  • DelBene, WA Members to Trump: Allowing Import of Elephant Trophies Sends a Terrible Message to the World
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today led House members of Washington’s delegation in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to reinstate President Obama’s ban of importing elephant trophies into the United State from Zimbabwe and Zambia. This week, the president reversed this critical protection for African elephant, which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. “We strongly urge you to reconsider your decision. The United States must continue t... Read more

  • WA Dems to Trump Admin: “Listen to Our Fishermen” and Save Bristol Bay, WA Fishing Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Adam Smith (WA-09), Denny Heck (WA-10), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and 36 of their Senate and House colleagues sent a forceful letter to President Trump urging him listen to Washington fisherman and businesses before removing the science-based environmental rules that protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay and the livelihoods of thousand... Read more

  • WA Democratic Sens. and Reps. Urge Immediate Action from Feds to Protect Native Salmon from Fish Farm Fiasco
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by Reps. Adam Smith (WA-09), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Denny Heck (WA-10), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01), wrote an urgent letter to the heads of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to press the two agencies to take quick and decisive action to address the impacts of hundreds of thousands of escaped farmed A... Read more

  • Cantwell, Murray: Agencies must also immediately halt permitting of new and expanding net pens
    Posted in In the News on August 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by Reps. Adam Smith (WA-09), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Denny Heck (WA-10), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01), wrote an urgent letter to the heads of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to press the two agencies to take quick and decisive action to address the impacts of hundreds of thousands of escaped farmed Atlantic salmon in W... Read more

  • Carnation Farm kicks off new community vision with Saturday ribbon cutting, solstice party
    Posted in In the News on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    On Saturday, June 17, Carnation Farms will open its gates and invite the public to kick off its new mission in a family-friendly celebration. A ribbon cutting featuring the founding Board of Directors, 1st District Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and other local officials will kick off the celebration at 11 a.m. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for the whole story. Read more

  • Protecting Our Planet
    Posted in eNewsletters on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Dear Friend, Last week, President Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord – an international climate change action plan signed by more than 190 countries. In Washington state, we know firsthand the damages of climate change. From longer and worsening fire seasons, increased pests and invasive species, an acidifying ocean to more unpredictable natural disasters, the vast majority of the population recognizes climate change as a growing problem in need of ... Read more

  • Reps. DelBene, Schiff, DeFazio Send Letter to POTUS Criticizing Elimination of West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to President Trump expressing grave concern that the White House eliminated funding for the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system in its Fiscal Year 2018 budget request. “Thanks to federal funding and a sizeable contribution from the state of California last year, the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system is on track to be available to the public on a limited basis next year,” the Members wrot... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Trump’s Possible Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement after reports that President Trump plans to announce he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord – an international climate change action plan signed by more than 190 countries: “If President Trump withdraws from the Paris Climate Accord, it would endanger our children’s health, their futures and the planet. This reckless decision would also harm the reputation of our country, jeopardizing our... Read more

  • West Coast Members of Congress to Governors: “Our States Must Continue to Form a ‘Green Wall’ and Maintain Climate Leadership”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Jared Huffman (CA-02), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today led a group of 18 other West Coast members of the U.S House of Representatives in calling on the Governors of Oregon, California, and Washington to continue their climate leadership and to uphold the core tenets and goals of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change. The letter to Governors Kate Brown, Jerry Brown, and Jay Inslee follows reports that Donald Trump is planning to withdraw the Unit... Read more

  • Why tech workers showed up to March for Science
    Posted in In the News on April 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Science itself may be nonpartisan, but the March for Science this weekend simply couldn’t be. Demonstrators, many tech workers among them, turned out in an estimated 600 cities around the world to rally for science and its role in policy-making. The march was organized after the Trump administration proposed and began to implement steep budget cuts to federal science agencies in the U.S., notably the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health. A mix of politicians, sci... Read more