Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Energy and Environment

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Congressman McGovern believes that our future economic security and environmental sustainability depend on reducing our dependence on foreign oil, improving energy efficiency, and creating new, green jobs here at home. The Second District is home to companies developing many of the most promising technologies in renewable energy. The congressman will continue to support these businesses to grow and create new jobs.

Congressman McGovern has also been a champion in the effort to protect our environment. He believes it is vital to protect our air, water, and natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations of Americans. The Congressman spearheaded the effort to provide funding to states and local communities to preserve open space in urban and suburban communities.

Congressman McGovern strongly believes that BP - not the American taxpayer - is responsible for the long-term clean up of the tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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More on Energy and Environment

Nov 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement after President Obama announced that the Administration was denying the permit for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline:

“Today, I am pleased to see that President Obama rejected the Keystone tar sands pipeline. I appreciate his continued commitment to investing in clean energy.

Nov 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) is joining Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on a Congressional delegation trip to China, departing today and focusing on economic growth, national security and cyber security issues, human rights and the importance of bold action to reduce carbon pollution.

Oct 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide more than $3 billion in funding for energy assistance, including $133.3 million for Massachusetts.

Sep 11, 2015

WORCESTER, MA Tomorrow, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host the second of a series of meetings with his 2015 Congressional Youth Cabinet at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife in Westborough.

The Congressman and his Congressional Youth Cabinet will be treated to a presentation about, and tour of, the new Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife net zero field office and then participate in a roundtable discussion on the effects of climate change and the possibilities presented by renewable energy sources.

Jul 23, 2015


Jun 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced the Massachusetts winners of $148,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Nationwide the USDA will award $6.7 million in grants to 544 energy projects across the country. These awards are part of the USDA’s Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

Dec 4, 2014
In a victory for Rhode Island families and advocates for environmental protection and historic preservation, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation to make the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Corridor a unit of the National Park System. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) introduced the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act along with co-sponsors Richard E. Neal (D-MA), James McGovern (D-MA), and James Langevin (D-RI) to preserve the natural and historical significance of important sites along the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Corridor. This legislation was also introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI).
Oct 1, 2014
U.S. Rep James McGovern, who represents part of Franklin County in Congress, is among 60 House members who called on the federal Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday to take immediate steps to protect bees and other pollinators from the impacts of some pesticides.