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 25, 2017 Press Release
**The Public Engagement at FERC Act will assist private citizens in participating in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings that impact consumers**
April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Diana DeGette (CO-01), Jared Polis (CO-02) and Matt Cartwright (PA-17), and introduced their Safe Energy Future Plan, a package of five bills that will protect public health and the environment from the risks of oil and gas production, including hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.”

March 30, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky took to the House floor to outline and oppose the latest Republican attacks on the environment.

March 30, 2017 Video

This week, Republicans have ceaselessly attacked the EPA and undone regulations designed to protect our air, water, and public lands. Through his Executive Order earlier in the week, President Trump has replaced the Clean Power Plan with his own Dirty Power Plan. Today, House Republicans voted to pass H.R. 1431, a bill that would stifle the voices of scientists advising the EPA, and lent a microphone to corporate polluters. By doing so, they have further cemented their place on the wrong side of history.

March 28, 2017 Press Release

            Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order that will reverse our nation’s progress on climate change by undoing many of President Obama’s climate actions: