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

May 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after introducing legislation, H.R. 5348 the House companion to Senator Shaheen’s legislation in the Senate, to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):

May 26, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), released the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee announced that funding for the next phase of the Des Plaines River Project would be included in the Water Resources Development Act. This inclusion will allow for almost $200 million in federal funding for Phase II of the project. This project was also included in the Senate version of the bill.

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after voting against the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):

May 20, 2016 Press Release

Chicago – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), released the following statement after sending a letter with Representatives Mike Quigley, Danny Davis, Robin Kelly, Luis Gutiérrez, Tammy Duckworth, Dan Lipinski, Bill Foster and Bobby Rush to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders urging them to include Phase II of the Des Plaines River Project in this year’s Water Resources Development Act:

April 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Earth Day, marks the first anniversary of the Protect Our Public Lands Act (POPLA), federal legislation introduced by Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) that would ban fracking on all public lands. In the past year the bill has gained strong momentum, picking up 37 House cosponsors.

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