Climate and Environment
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) introduced the Arctic Diplomacy Act of 2021, legislation that would establish a United States Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs. The newly created Arctic Ambassador would work with partner nations to maintain peace and stability while encouraging environmentally sustainable natural resource management and economic development. The bill would also mandate an Arctic Region Security Policy to bolster U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) sent a letter to Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry asking the Biden Administration to clarify its policy regarding cross-border pipelines and to explain how the permitting process can mitigate the risks pipelines pose to tribal sovereignty and our natural environment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) questioned Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry about U.S. diplomacy and the global response to climate change. During the hearing, Rep. Phillips compelled testimony on President Biden’s vision for a “foreign policy for the middle class” and the link between decarbonization and American competitiveness in the global economy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) helped announce the reintroduction of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act, legislation that would safeguard the pristine BWCA and prevent sulfide-ore copper mining in the Superior National Forest. The bill is led by Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-04) and Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced the reintroduction of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA), bold legislation that would utilize market forces to combat climate change and incentivize the speedy transition to a clean energy economy. The bill earned 86 bipartisan co-sponsors in the previous Congress, and Rep. Phillips is an original co-sponsor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and David Joyce (R-OH) and Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the RECYLE Act, a bipartisan bill that would lead to vast improvements in community and residential recycling programs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) delivered a letter to Minnesota Administrative Law Judge Jessica Palmer-Denig advocating for the proposed Minnesota Clean Cars rule, which would reduce pollution and ensure that Minnesotans have access to zero-emissions vehicles.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) introduced H.R. 5906, the bipartisan Recycling Enhancements to Collection and Yield through Consumer Learning and Education (RECYCLE) Act. The bill authorizes $15 million per year for five years in grants to states, tribes, nonprofits, public partnerships, and local governments looking to increase community outreach, awareness and education on recycling.
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) issued the following statement after Chilean mining conglomerate and owner of Twin Metals, Antofagasta, submitted a plan to the Minnesota DNR detailing its proposal to develop a sulfide-ore copper mine adjacent to Minnesota’s treasured Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness this week.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced today that his amendment aimed at cleaning up a polluted former missile site in Watertown, MN was included in final passage of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which passed the Senate today. President Trump is expected to sign the bipartisan agreement into law.