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

August 21, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip and member of the Safe Climate Caucus, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that he intends to roll back the Clean Power Plan:

August 2, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip and member of the Safe Climate Caucus, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that it intends to roll back fuel economy and emissions standards (known as CAFE standards) for cars and trucks. Rep. Schakowsky also joined Rep.

July 10, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States:

May 3, 2018 Press Release

Today, the former Naval Air Station (NAS) Glenview, now known as “The Glen”, was named by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of four winners of the first annual “Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse” awards.

April 22, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement to mark Earth Day 2018 and announced the reintroduction of the Water, Cosmetics, and Unwanted Pharmaceuticals (Water CUPS). The Water CUPS Act, H.R. 5548, seeks to examine the impacts of prescription drugs and cosmetics entering our drinking water supply:

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