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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.

May 18, 2023

Barragán, Booker Reintroduce Bicameral Legislation to Support Innovative Electric Vehicle Car Share Program for Public Housing

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May 8, 2023

Reps. Barragán, Blunt Rochester, Kuster Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Health Centers, Strengthen Primary Care Workforce

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May 4, 2023

Rep. Barragán Leads Call for EPA to Crack Down on Air Pollution Loopholes

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April 28, 2023

Rep. Barragán Applauds New Locomotive Rule in California

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April 12, 2023

Barragán Statement on New Car and Truck Pollution Rules from EPA

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March 29, 2023

Reps. Barragán, Blunt Rochester, Sen. Markey Lead Call for Stronger Air Quality Standards to Curb Deadly Soot Pollution

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February 3, 2023

E&E News: Republicans erase ‘environmental justice’ from documents

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February 1, 2023

E&E News: Energy and Commerce hearing offers glimpse of future fights

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December 2, 2022

Barragán leads Hispanic Caucus Members in Call to Fund Climate and Health Equity Office

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October 4, 2022

Barragán & Padilla Introduce Empowering and Enforcing Environmental Justice Act

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