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

January 26, 2018 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, announced they are to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus.

January 22, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip and member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement after voting against the Republican Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government funded for three weeks:

“Republicans control the House, Senate, and White House, and are still somehow incapable of governing. I refuse to enable their recklessness.

May 31, 2017 Press Release

Representative Jan Schakowsky issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump Administration will pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord:

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.”