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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.

June 2, 2017

Diaz Barragán, Jayapal, Mceachin Introduce Environmental Justice Bill Package

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June 1, 2017

Barragán Statement On Trump’s Decision To Withdraw US From The Paris Climate Agreement

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May 23, 2017

Barragán Statement On AB 1132, Which Provides Greater Authority For Quality Management Districts

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May 19, 2017

Rep. Barragán Calls On Coast Guard To Ban “Live Tissue Training”

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May 12, 2017

Barragán Leads Federal Effort Urging EPA To Help Test Air In Compton And Lynwood For Possible Hexavalent Chromium

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May 3, 2017

Barragán, McEachin, Jayapal Announced United For Climate And Environmental Justice Congressional Task Force

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April 28, 2017

Rep. Barragán Statement On Trump’s Offshore Drilling Executive Order

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April 18, 2017

Daily Breeze: Federal lawmakers vow to fight any budget cuts to security at LA, Long Beach ports

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April 17, 2017

KABC: House Committee on Homeland Security tour ports of LA, Long Beach

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March 28, 2017

Rep. Barragán: Trump Guts Climate Policies To Fund Corporate Polluters

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