Energy and the Environment

Porter Introduces Legislation to Hold Big Oil Accountable for Pollution Costs

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) today announced the introduction of two bills that would protect taxpayers and the environment from Big Oil’s drilling on public lands.  “Big Oil has reaped the benefits of a sweetheart deal for too long: companies can drill on public lands for pennies on the acre and only have to pay a fraction of the cost for the clean-up,” said Rep. Porter. “We…

Rep. Porter Statement on Republican-Spearheaded Giveaways to Big Oil That Harm California

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) released this statement after the House vote to weaken environmental protections and judicial review, which the Republicans demanded for their willingness to pay our country’s bills: “Californians know that preventing default and protecting our environment are non-negotiable. Today’s vote wrongly pits these two values against each other. California leads…

FREE National Park Program for 4th Graders

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Dear Friend, With summer fast approaching, it’s the time of year for family vacations and fun in the sun. In 2020, I was proud to support the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, which expanded the experiences of youth and families who visit national parks. But, it falls short in making sure every American can appreciate our public lands. For far too many families, the high cost…

Securing Water for OC

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Dear Friend, In recent years, California has suffered from historic drought, and families have felt the strain. Recent winter storms have provided temporary relief, but we should not wait for drought conditions to return before we take action to secure water in the long term. As a mother of three, I am deeply concerned about the future of our water supply, so future generations can live…

Rep. Porter Reintroduces Bill to Promote Water Sustainability for California

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) reintroduced the Reclamation Climate Change and Water Program Reauthorization Act to renew a crucial program that monitors the country’s water supply and develops strategies to address water shortages. Unless Congress passes Porter’s bill, this important program will expire at the end of 2023. “While winter storms provided a much-needed temporary boost in our…

New Rep. Katie Porter Legislation Helps Prevent Disease Transmission from Animals to Humans

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WASHINGTON—New legislation by Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) would equip governments, tribes, and local organizations with more tools to monitor and prevent wildlife diseases. The Wildlife Disease Surveillance for Pandemic Prevention Act would also improve coordination among institutions and strengthen oversight of wildlife imports. “Disease transmission from animals to humans has…

Rep. Katie Porter, Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm Tour Local Training Facility for Clean Energy Workers

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ORANGE COUNTY—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) and U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm toured the Orange County Electrical Training Institute (OCETI), a local facility that is training the next generation of unionized clean energy workers. Porter and Granholm also hosted a roundtable with local labor leaders and other government officials on how the…

TOMORROW: Rep. Katie Porter, Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm Tour Electrical Training School

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On Thursday, September 1, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) and U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will tour an Orange County facility that is training the next generation of unionized clean energy workers. Porter and Granholm will also hold a roundtable with local labor leaders and other government officials on how the recently-passed Inflation Reduction Act and…

Rep. Katie Porter Introduces Bill to End Taxpayer-Funded Climate Misinformation Campaigns

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WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) today introduced legislation to protect taxpayers from funding climate misinformation. The End Subsidies for Fossil Fuel Advertising Act, co-led by House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), would end taxpayer subsidies for industry advertisements that encourage the continued use of oil and gas. “Big Oil has been lying to…

THURSDAY: Rep. Katie Porter, Interior Sec. Deb Haaland Presser on Boosting Southern California Drought Resiliency

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IRVINE—On Thursday, August 18, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton, and other federal, state, and local leaders will host a press conference on new efforts to protect families from California’s ongoing megadrought. Porter, Haaland, and Touton will announce reallocated federal dollars that will…