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Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán

Representing the 44th District of California

Environmental Justice

 

FIGHTING AGAINST THE EXPANSION OF THE TESORO OIL REFINERY

 

I recently wrote a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging them to deny the permit needed for the Tesoro oil refinery expansion project based on the deficiencies of the Environmental Impact Report. You can read the letter HERE.

letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

More on Environmental Justice

August 18, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) are urging Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke to protect the Pacific Ocean from dangerous activities by the oil and gas industry. In a letter cosigned by 36 of their colleagues, the members say Zinke should exclude all new Pacific Ocean lease sales from any future offshore drilling plan.
August 17, 2017 Press Release
SAN PEDRO, Calif.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) today issued this statement about the Rancho Liquefied Petroleum Gas facility located in close proximity to hundreds of San Pedro homes and the Port of LA: "Our community is home to one of the largest above-ground butane gas facilities in the nation. These types of facilities pose a danger to their neighborhoods when they’re located in urban areas."
August 16, 2017 Press Release
"President Trump's recent executive order suppresses public comment on potentially harmful major projects, and his totally inadequate review process will put our environment even more at risk for the sake of corporate profits. As sea levels rise, and as floods and extreme storms become more common, it will become ever more necessary that we acknowledge and plan for those realities."
July 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Representatives A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) issued this joint statement following passage of H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act: “The 'Smoggy Skies Act' is an irresponsible and dangerous attack on the Clean Air Act. With this bill, vital protections against pollutants would be lifted, years of hard-earned environmental progress would be reversed, and the health and wellness of millions of Americans would be put at risk – especially communities of color, low-income families, and other marginalized groups.
July 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Representatives A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Congressional Task Force, sent a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to fully fund the Environmental Protection Agency in the FY 2018 Interior Appropriations Bill. The co-chairs were joined by 40 of their colleagues.
July 17, 2017 Press Release
SAN PEDRO, Ca.— Following letters and calls by Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department and the governor of California over concerns about carcinogens in Compton’s air, the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) today revealed it spotted elevated levels of airborne hexavalent chromium. “The people of my district have breathed in dirty, dangerous air for too long. I do not want another child to be handed an asthma inhaler or another person to be diagnosed with lung cancer because of a slow or inadequate response,” said Rep. Barragán.
June 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), along with her fellow co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) and A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced a package of Environmental Justice bills to fight the impact of climate change on frontline communities.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

 

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán issued the following statement on the passage of California State Assembly Bill 1132.

“I am pleased to see the passage of Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia’s bill, AB 1132, by the California State Assembly.  This bill strengthens current law by affording Air Quality Management District (AQMD) the ability to quickly shut down businesses that are emitting dangerous levels of air pollution in violation of federal or state air quality requirements.

May 12, 2017 Press Release
SAN PEDRO, CA – Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide necessary resources to the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to quickly investigate the possible release of toxic air emissions in and around Compton and Lynwood, specifically hexavalent chromium or chromium 6, a chemical which is listed by the EPA as a human carcinogen.