Energy and Environment
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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led debate for House Democrats on the House floor against the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, a bill from House Republicans that limits the participation of scientific experts at the EPA, and would lead to a disproportionate representation of big business and corporate special interests. Below are excerpts of today’s remarks. Click Here for Video of Congressman McGovern’s Speech.
SUTTON, MA –Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) is pleased to announce $950,000 in federal grant money from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant Program to parks and recreational projects in Worcester, Northampton, Leominster, Northborough, and Sutton.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement on today’s announcement by Kinder Morgan Inc. that it will suspend further work and expenditures on its proposed Northeast Energy Direct-Tennessee Gas pipeline.
“Today is a big victory for Western Massachusetts and our state’s future as a leader in clean and renewable energy. With the defeat of this pipeline, it is clear that the voices of Western Massachusetts families have been heard. I am so proud of the incredible activism led by my constituents.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded President Obama’s proposal to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support public lands in Massachusetts and across the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the House floor today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led debate for House Democrats on the consideration of H.R. 3662, The Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act; H.R. 1644, the STREAM Act; and S.J. Res. 22. Congressman McGovern called out House Republicans for pushing politically motivated legislation aimed at undermining the Iran Deal, and two bills aimed at limiting critical environmental protections.
On H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) announced that Massachusetts has been awarded $63.7 million by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment.
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.
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.