Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Representing the 9th District of Illinois

Energy & Environment

Today, our nation faces unprecedented environmental and energy challenges. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, I am committed to promoting sustainable and renewable clean energy development, achieving energy independence through use of sustainable 21st-century technologies and increasing energy efficiency.  I am also a strong environmentalist and believe we have a special responsibility to protect natural resources and species, national parks and wilderness areas and the future of our planet. 

Having lived near Lake Michigan for my entire life, I have a particular interest in Great Lakes protection.  I am working hard to promote clean air and clean water, prevent global warming, and prevent toxic emissions that threaten public health.  More than any other issue, our approach to the environment will determine the health, well-being, and security of the American people and determine our ability to compete in the 21st century economy.

 

More on Energy & Environment

February 11, 2020 Video

President Trump is trying to cut protections for our air, land and drinking water, while 21 million Americans are forced to use unsafe water supplies.

February 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, released a statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year (2021) budget proposal and the devastating impacts it would have on Older Americans and families across the United States:

February 6, 2020 Video

The Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change held a hearing on the use of carbon capture to help protect our environment.

February 5, 2020 Video

I spoke about the importance of protecting our Great Lakes, and in support of passing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act.

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