Urge DOT to Require GHG Emissions Measure for State and Local Transportation Planning

In 2015, Americans drove a record 3 trillion miles. Cars and trucks make up more than 80% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of the transportation sector, which itself is responsible for nearly a third of all U.S. GHG emissions. Unless we expand our efforts to reduce GHGs from our transportation sector, this troubling correlation will only worsen—America is expected to grow by 70 million people and move nearly 50% more freight by 2045.

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Support Renewable Energy and Green Jobs

Despite winter storm Jonas “crippling” the District two weekends ago, the planet continues to heat up. Recently, NOAA and NASA jointly announced that 2015 was hottest since reliable record keeping began by an unprecedented amount of 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. We should acknowledge that our planet is warming and will continue to warm at an accelerated rate if we do not act upon mitigating it.

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Join Letter to DOT in Support of Emissions Measure for State and Local Transportation Planning

In 2015, Americans drove a record 3 trillion miles. Cars and trucks make up more than 80% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of the transportation sector, which itself is responsible for nearly a third of all U.S. GHG emissions. Unless we expand our efforts to reduce GHGs from our transportation sector, this troubling correlation will only worsen—America is expected to grow by 70 million people and move nearly 50% more freight by 2045.

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Briefing on Wind & Wildlife: Balancing renewable energy and wildlife conservation

Wind energy is quickly becoming an important part of the nation’s energy portfolio and it is estimated that America will get 20% of its electricity from wind by 2030. As with any growing industry, there are challenges to balance development with wildlife conservation. Join us to learn about interaction between wind energy and wildlife as well as the investments the wind industry, in collaboration with the conservation and regulatory communities, have made in finding practical solutions.

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Support Funding for the International Atomic Energy Agency

As the President finalizes his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, it will be increasingly critical for Congress to ensure that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the organization tasked with verifying that states comply with their commitments under the Non-Proliferation Treaty and other non-proliferation agreements, has the necessary funding to successfully carry out its duties.

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Cosponsor H.R. 4342, the Iran Ballistic Missile Prevention and Sanctions Act (v. 3)

In the past few months, Iran has tested at least two ballistic missile weapons and unveiled its new ballistic missile silo, all blatant violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions. While our attention has been focused on Iran’s nuclear sector due to the JCPOA, better known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, we cannot, and must not, turn a blind eye to Iran’s non-nuclear violations.

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Don’t Let Crude Exports Devastate the Environment!

Last year, at the demand of Congressional Republicans, the Consolidated Appropriations Act repealed a decades-long restriction on the export of crude oil. While oil prices continue to drop internationally, the long-term impacts of allowing unlimited export of American crude oil are still unknown. Advocates of repealing the ban believe the domestic production could increase by 500,000 barrels per day by 2020 and 1.2 million barrels per day by 2030. Such a ramp up in production could have significant impacts on our environment, including harm to sensitive public lands from new fossil fuel leases, undermining process on fuel economy standards, and increased public safety risks from expanded transport of crude oil by rail.

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Support Renewable Energy and Green Jobs: Cosponsor H.Res 540

The planet continues to heat up. Recently, NOAA and NASA jointly announced that last year, 2015, was hottest since reliable record keeping began by an unprecedented amount of 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. If we act fast, we can prevent future years from breaking record high temperatures.

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