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.


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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.

December 14, 2015 Press Release

Today, negotiators in Paris reached a major climate agreement. Rep. Schakowsky issued the following statement in response:

"I thank and commend President Obama, Secretary Moniz, Secretary Kerry, their staffs, and our global partners who achieved this monumental agreement. I believe it will go down as one of the crowning achievements of the 21st Century.

November 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced that he would reject the Keystone XL Pipeline project:

“I strongly support the President’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. As I have consistently said, Keystone XL is all risk, no reward, and I have consistently opposed its construction.