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June 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) reintroduced legislation to hold the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) accountable for lapses in pipeline safety oversight. The PHMSA Accountability Act would restore the rights of private citizens to seek an injunction against PHMSA to force it to perform pipeline safety duties.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) spoke on the House Floor today in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) jurisdictional determination that the Redwood City Salt Ponds do not include “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA), a complete contradiction of the Region 9 draft declaration issued in 2016. Rep. Speier read portions of the Region 9 report, which the EPA never released to the public, into the congressional record this morning and posted the full declaration on her website.

May 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) released the following statement in response to reports that the Trump Administration is expected to announce this week that it will not honor the landmark, 195-signatory Paris Climate Accord to significantly slow the progress of global warming.

May 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Steve Stivers (R-OH) reintroduced the Energy Tax Fairness Act, a bipartisan bill which will help manufacturers and businesses reduce energy costs, mitigate pollution, and bring much needed parity to the Tax Code for participants in the distributed energy generation market.

April 22, 2015 Op-Eds
Forty-five years ago, people were sick and dying from air and water pollution. Industrialization was at its height.