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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.

January 28, 2021

Barragán Reintroduces Climate Smart Ports Act

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January 27, 2021

Barragán Encourages Biden Interior Department to Preserve Urban Park Funding

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Al Dia News

January 27, 2021

Al Dia News: Reps. Barragán and Clarke reintroduce the Energy Resilient Communities Act to fight Climate Crisis

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Clean energy

January 25, 2021

Barragán & Clarke Reintroduce Energy Resilient Communities Act to Protect Critical Facilities During Power Outages and Fight the Climate Crisis

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January 20, 2021

E&E Daily: Flouting Congress, Bernhardt guts parks program

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December 17, 2020

Barragán Urges Transparency and a Public Process as Water Replenishment District Hires New GM

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December 16, 2020

Barragán Leads Bipartisan Call to Prioritize Local Parks in Future Economic Stimulus or Infrastructure Package

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December 8, 2020

House Passes Final Water Resources Development Act, Includes Barragán Priorities

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December 8, 2020

Barragán and 60+ Colleagues Urge Assistance for Environmental Justice Communities in COVID-19 Relief Package

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December 4, 2020

Barragán Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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