Climate and Environment

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February 14, 2020 Press Release

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.

December 20, 2019 Press Release

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.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

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.

November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) helped to introduce the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 as an original co-sponsor.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) testified before the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis about the urgent need for climate action. In Congress, Phillips is member of the New Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force and is a strong advocate for H.R.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) announced that an amendment he authored – aimed at cleaning up a former missile site in Watertown, MN that left the area contaminated with harmful pollutants – has been included in the House’s FY 2020 defense bill.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement today after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced it has renewed a 10-year lease for Twin Metals near Ely, Minnesota. The renewal allows Twin Metals, a Chilean-owned mining company, to engage in mineral exploration on national forest land adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA).
 

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) voted in favor of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act., which passed the House today. The bill aims to ensure the United States honors our commitments detailed in the Paris Agreement and lays the groundwork for further climate action.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) voiced his strong support for H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, on the House Floor. The bill would ensure the United States honors our commitments detailed in the Paris Agreement and lays the groundwork for further climate action.

Watch Rep. Phillips's full remarks here.

Rep. Phillips’s remarks as prepared:

I rise in support of Rep. Levin’s Amendment, and H.R. 9 - the Climate Action Now Act.

April 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - In celebration of Earth Week, Rep. Dean Phillips announced today that he is co-sponsoring H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the only bipartisan bill in Congress aimed at combating climate change and incentivizing a green economy. Phillips reiterated his continued focus on finding impactful legislative solutions for combating climate change in a statement today: