Environment

The facts are clear: climate change is happening. Here in Minnesota, we can feel the effects in increasing temperatures and increased flooding, which threatens our infrastructure, costs taxpayer dollars, and hurts farmers’ ability to harvest their crops.

I believe we can find bipartisan solutions to make progress for our environment, our economy and for future generations. Common sense initiatives like instituting a fee and dividend program to reduce our nation’s reliance on fossil fuels and other market-based solutions like the new E-15 rule are opportunities for us to adapt and harness economic growth while also combatting climate change.
 

 

More on Environment

November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Angie Craig released the following statement following House passage of the Build Back Better Act.

October 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig requested that the Biden Administration publish critical data developed as part of the environmental assessment for the Rainy River watershed mineral withdrawal it was cancelled by the prior administration.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Craig (D-MN) helped pass annual funding legislation that includes several key priorities designed to support constituents in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. The package, which includes seven appropriations bills for federal agencies across government, will direct funds toward a number of Craig’s requested priorities for working Minnesotans, including infrastructure spending, mental health care programs and economic recovery efforts. 

June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Local Water Protection Act, authored by U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Brian Mast (R-FL), passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support. The legislation aims to reduce water pollution in local communities by reauthorizing an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant program that provides funds for states to develop and implement programs for managing nonpoint source water pollution, or pollution from diffuse sources including runoff from farms, managed forests and urban areas.

May 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Last week, U.S. Representative Angie Craig urged House appropriators to fully fund a new disaster mitigation program to help communities across the country prepare for and rebuild from extreme weather events. The revolving loan program was established by the Safeguarding Tomorrow Though Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM Act) after former President Trump signed into law the Senate counterpart to Craig’s bipartisan legislation earlier this year.

March 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Brian Mast (R-FL) to reduce water pollution in local communities advanced through the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  

The Local Water Protection Act would reauthorize an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant program that provides funds for states to develop and implement programs for managing nonpoint source water pollution, or pollution from diffuse sources including runoff from farms, managed forests and urban areas.

March 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Brian Mast (R-FL) reintroduced the Local Water Protection Act, a bipartisan bill to reduce water pollution in local communities.

The Local Water Protection Act would reauthorize an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant program that provides funds for states to develop and implement programs for managing nonpoint source water pollution, or pollution from diffuse sources including runoff from farms, managed forests and urban areas.

September 17, 2020 Press Release

This week, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig was presented with Growth Energy’s 2020 “Fueling Growth Award” for the second year in a row for her unwavering commitment and work on behalf of Minnesota’s biofuels sector and family farmers.

September 10, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced that farmers in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District have received $103,171 in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Rep. Craig has consistently advocated for investments in rural energy and recently secured a $20 million increase for REAP in H.R. 7617, which passed the House in July 2020. 

May 13, 2020 Press Release

After leading a call for biofuel support to be included in the next COVID-19 legislative relief package, U.S. House Representatives Angie Craig (MN-02), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and Cindy Axne (IA-03) successfully secured support for the industry as part of the Heroes Act.