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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

November 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) today sent a letter to Mr. Robert F. Phalen, Ph.D., a newly appointed member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Scientific Advisory Board, inviting him to tour her district, one of the most polluted in the country. The letter is in response to Mr. Phalen’s publicly stated position that “modern air is a little too clean for optimum health.” READ MORE...
November 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) last week introduced the No Drilling in Our Backyards Act of 2017. This act would ensure that oil and gas drilling everywhere inside the United States occurs at least 1,500 feet away from homes, businesses, schools, and other protected areas. READ MORE
November 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) hosted a roundtable titled “Environmental Justice 101: A Panel Discussion on Environmental Justice and Its Impacts on Communities of Color” today as part of her work chairing the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Clean Energy, Environment, Public Lands, and Water. The discussion was livestreamed and is still available for viewing. READ MORE
November 2, 2017 Event
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Communities of color and low-income neighborhoods consistently endure poorer air and water quality—and worse health consequences from pollution—than wealthier districts. As chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ Environmental, Public Lands, and Water Task Force, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) is hosting an hour-long roundtable discussion titled “Environmental Justice 101” to discuss this issue. The roundtable is open to press. Rep. Barragán will lead a discussion with panelists to raise awareness around the concept of environmental justice and highlight the role that Congress can play in working to ensure equitable environmental justice.
October 10, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán issued the following statement after Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt took steps today to repeal the Clean Power Plan: "Scott Pruitt's decision to undo the Clean Power Plan is a step backward for public health and the environment." Read more...
October 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) led 26 members of Congress in a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke requesting answers about several flights he took at taxpayer expense. These include a $12,000 charter flight on a plane owned by oil and gas executives—an industry whose permitting process the secretary is tasked with overseeing.
September 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), urged the Trump administration and Republican congressional leaders to work in a bipartisan way to provide a robust relief package to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
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."