SEEC Member Statements on Paris Climate Agreement

The importance of achieving a climate agreement in Paris is second only to the willingness of the U.S. and others to take meaningful steps to reduce carbon pollution in the following days, months, and years. We applaud the President, Secretary Kerry, Special Climate Envoy Todd Stern, and the entire Administration for their leadership in addressing climate change.
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Democratic Climate Forum

On Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 2pm in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-210, SEEC Members will join House Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats to hold a forum to hear perspectives on climate change from the international community before the Paris climate negotiations begin in December.
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Statement on the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan lays the foundation for America’s energy future. We have an opportunity and the ability to make our economy and our communities stronger by investing in proven clean energy technologies to improve efficiency and reliability.
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Statement on Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change and the Environment

For those unmoved by the science of climate change, we hope that Pope Francis’ encyclical demonstrates the virtue and moral imperative for action. Today’s announcement further aligns the scientific and moral case for climate action...
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Statement on Retirement of SEEC Co-Founder and Vice-Chair Rep. Steve Israel

Jan 14, 2016 Press Release

On January 5, 2016 SEEC Co-Founder and Vice-Chair Rep. Steve Israel (NY-03) announced that he would not seek reelection this year to the 115th Congress. SEEC members released the following statement.

SEEC Member Statements on Paris Climate Agreement

Dec 14, 2015 Press Release

The importance of achieving a climate agreement in Paris is second only to the willingness of the U.S. and others to take meaningful steps to reduce carbon pollution in the following days, months, and years.

Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection

Nov 6, 2015 Press Release

Now that this question has been officially put to rest, it is time for Republicans in Congress to stop focusing on promoting dirty fossil fuels, and get serious about more pressing issues like responding to climate change and developing clean energy solutions that create good paying, permanent jobs.

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Representing Iowa, a state that produces over 27 percent of its electricity from wind and the third most amount of wind in the country, Congressman Loebsack has been a leader in pushing clean, renewable, and homegrown energy policies. Congressman Loebsack is a champion for issues like renewing the wind production tax credit to help cut our dependence on fossil fuels and to invest in jobs in Iowa’s Second Congressional District, one of the only districts that manufactures all the parts for a wind turbine. He has also been a champion of programs such as the Rural Energy for America Program to help rural businesses become more energy efficient and produce their own renewable power.

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