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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

Environment

Congresswoman Jayapal is committed to environmental justice. She believes climate change is real and dangerous and in respecting indigenous rights. She believes in a just transition for energy industry workers - that environmental and economic justice go hand in hand.

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August 9, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), along with Reps. Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and 75 colleagues in the U.S. House, sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke urging withdrawal of a new National Park Service (NPS) rule that threatens Alaskan wildlife by allowing extreme hunting practices, like using grease-soaked donuts to lure bears and wolves.

July 5, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement regarding the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:

April 17, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal urged Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to hold a hearing in Washington’s 7th District for his proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Jayapal is opposed to the repeal of this critical environmental measure.
April 11, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, joined by Reps. A. Donald McEachin and Nanette Diaz Barragán, led 28 members of Congress in denouncing Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for his comments that "diversity isn't important," "I don't care about diversity," and "I don't really think that's important anymore." In the letter, members urged Zinke to rethink his comments and focus his efforts on increasing diversity to keep up with the rapidly changing demographics of our nation. Jayapal, McEachin and Barragán are co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force that works to address the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color and other marginalized groups.
January 4, 2018 Press Release

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s move to open U.S. coastal waters to offshore drilling:

“The Trump administration’s move to open up protected waters to offshore drilling puts millions at risk. It sacrifices shoreline communities, precious natural habitats, and runs roughshod over the local and state representatives around the country who oppose this decision – all to benefit a handful of oil corporations.

October 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan:

August 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Representatives A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) issued this joint statement opposing President Trump’s Infrastructure Executive Order:

July 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) unveiled climate legislation that would transition the United States to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050.  

The “100 by ’50 Act” is the first bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that fully envisions a complete transition off of fossil fuels for the United States.

June 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), along with her fellow co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) and A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced a package of Environmental Justice bills to fight the impact of climate change on frontline communities.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal held a roundtable with local officials and advocates to discuss the threats to environmental protection as well as the latest reports of President Trump’s move to remove the United States from participation in the Paris climate accord.