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Environment, Energy and Transportation

My district is one of the most polluted districts in the nation, where the sight of refineries and urban oil wells next to homes and baseball fields are a common occurrence. Unfortunately, this is all too normal in communities of color, which routinely endure immense environmental injustices. It takes immense strength to fight polluted air and water in places where the contamination is profound and the injustices are deep.

Due to limited resources and lack of political power, communities of color are often where you will find industrial facilities and air and water contamination. Members of Congress, as well as environmental justice activists from all parts of the country, must unite to both increase awareness and pursue policy change.

A clean environment is about more than environmentalism. It’s about breathing in clean air and drinking uncontaminated water. It’s about new technologies and creating new jobs for the 21st century. Instead of risking the public health of the frontline communities across the country, we should be focused on transitioning to a clean energy economy by electrifying our transportation system and ramping up our use of renewables. We can’t have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness unless you also have environmental justice. These issues go to the core of who we are as a nation.

March 18, 2024

Rep. Barragán Celebrates $235,000 in Federal Funding to Expand Public Housing Electric Vehicle Car Share Program 

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February 22, 2024

Barragán Leads Bicameral Letter to EPA Urging Approval of Pending California Clean Air Waivers

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November 15, 2023

Barragán, Jayapal, Grijalva Call for Reforms to H-2A Program to Protect Immigrant Farm Workers

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November 14, 2023

Barragán, Merkley, Huffman, McClellan, Colleagues: New Liquified Fossil Gas Licenses Not in the Public’s Interest

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October 17, 2023

Rep. Barragán Statement on EPA Authorization of the California Clean Shipping Rule

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October 13, 2023

Barragán, Padilla Lead Letter to EPA Urging Authorization of  California Clean Shipping Rule

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August 23, 2023

Rep. Barragán, Commissioner Roybal-Allard Celebrate $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator’s Public EV Infrastructure Program  

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July 31, 2023

Barragán, Jayapal, Booker Introduce Legislation to Lift Barriers to Health Care for Immigrants

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July 19, 2023

Rep. Barragán Re-Introduces Resolution to Honor Latino Conservation Week

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June 30, 2023

Rep. Barragán and EPA Celebrate over $1.8 Million to Clean Up Former Fletcher Oil and Refining Company Site in Carson

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