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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.

November 25, 2020

Al Dia News: Latinx Reps were among the top Climate crisis fighters of 2020

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November 23, 2020

LA Times: The fossil fuel industry wants you to believe it’s good for people of color

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October 30, 2020

Transit California: On Board With… California State Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán

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October 29, 2020

Feinstein, Barragán to SoCalGas: Explain Efforts to Undermine California’s Climate Change Goals

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October 29, 2020

Bloomberg Law: Sen. Feinstein Pushes SoCalGas on Fossil Fuel Transition

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October 26, 2020

Random Lengths News: POLA Receives Port Infrastructure Grant

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October 20, 2020

Barragán & Clarke Bill Would Protect Critical Facilities During Power Outages and Fight the Climate Crisis

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October 20, 2020

Watch Our City: Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Protect Critical Facilities in Power Outages

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September 25, 2020

Energy Storage News: Energy storage’s prominent role in bipartisan green recovery package for US welcomed

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September 24, 2020

Barragán Votes for Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (H.R. 4447)

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