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  • House Positions America as Global Clean Energy Leader
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology, Energy

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a clean energy bill that will make long-overdue reforms to U.S. energy policy and is a major step forward in addressing the growing climate crisis. The Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (H.R. 4447) makes new investments in clean energy, improves the efficiency of our homes, schools, and businesses, modernizes outdated infrastructure, reduces our carbon footprint, and prioritizes environmental justice. “Addressing the climate crisis, updating ou... Read more

  • Pacific Northwest Lawmakers to Secretary Zinke: Hands Off Our Coast
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of the Interior Department’s public meeting in Tacoma, Washington on February 5, Washington, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-WA), led a bicameral, bipartisan group of 16 Pacific Northwest lawmakers in a letter to Secretary Zinke calling for the removal of the Washington/Oregon planning area from the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024. The bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote, “We... Read more

  • Pacific Northwest U.S. Representatives Urge Administration to Not Privatize Bonneville Power Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, Pacific Northwest Members of Congress voiced their opposition to a proposal in the President’s budget to sell off the Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) assets. In their letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, fifteen Members of Congress – U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Denny Heck (D-WA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA),... 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

  • DelBene, McMorris Rodgers, Thompson, Kilmer Introduce Bill to Support Innovation in Wood Building Construction
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Jobs and the Economy, Energy

    Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would open up new markets and create jobs for rural economies by providing research, assistance and incentives for the construction of tall wood buildings throughout the United States. The Timber Innovation Act (H.R. 5628) would spur the use of tall wood building construction – those above 85 feet or seven stories – through the use of les... Read more

  • Protecting Our Oceans and Sea Animals
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    Dear Friend, Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Seattle Aquarium to discuss why it’s so important to protect our oceans. The Aquarium uses water from the Puget Sound and helps rehabilitate animals affected by oil spills, which are a significant threat to sea otter populations. Climate change is a serious threat to our way of life, our economy and our children – not to mention these wonderful animals. We should not risk the habitats and the environment along the West Coast by drilling ... Read more

  • DelBene: We Must Not Risk Damaging Oil Spills Along West Coast
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    SEATTLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today called for a ban on offshore drilling along the West Coast while visiting the Seattle Aquarium, where animals affected by oil spills are rehabilitated. “Our country should be transitioning to clean and carbon-free energy sources, not taking on the risk of environmentally and ecologically damaging oil spills in the Puget Sound,” DelBene said. “The beautiful environment that surrounds us is what makes living in the Pacific Northwest so special, a... Read more

  • Cardin, Delaney, Luján, DelBene Introduce Resolutions Establishing National Clean Energy Goals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy, Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Reps. John K. Delaney (Md.-6), Ben Luján (N.M.-3) and Suzan DelBene (WA-1) have filed resolutions Read more

  • DelBene Helps Introduce Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling Along Washington Coast
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) helped introduce the West Coast Ocean Protection Act to prohibit offshore drilling along the West Coast. “Our country should be transitioning to low-carbon energy sources, not taking on the risk of disastrous oil spills. It’s time to make smart investments that will foster a new economy based on clean and renewable energy,” DelBene said. “The beautiful environment that surrounds us is what makes living in the Pacific Northwest so special, and taking care of o... Read more