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.
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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.
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.
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.
Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) delivered a letter signed by 11 members on the bipartisan Congressional Biofuels Caucus urging the Select Committee on Climate Crisis to include biofuels as a cost-effective and readily available solution for further decarbonization.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig was presented with Growth Energy’s 2019 “Fueling Growth Award” for her unwavering commitment and work on behalf of Minnesota’s biofuels industry and family farmers.
Today, U.S. Rep Angie Craig’s (MN-02) bill cosponsored by Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18) to reduce harmful water pollution in our local waters passed out of the House with overwhelming bipartisan support.
WASHINGTON [03/27/19] – Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s first bipartisan bill, H.R. 1331, the Local Water Protection Act, was brought under consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Introduced alongside Republican Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18), the bill would reauthorize and increase voluntary grant funds for local and state governments to implement conservation improvements and decrease water pollution caused by snowmelt and storm runoff.
Today, Congresswoman Angie Craig released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the proposed E15 rule, taking a critical step towards year-round E15 sales.
U.S. Rep Angie Craig (MN-02) is leading a bipartisan effort with U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18) to reduce harmful water pollution in our lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastal waters and ground waters caused by the runoff of snowmelt and rainfall.
The Local Water Protection Act increases a voluntary grant fund designed to give local and state governments the flexibility to make conservation practice improvements aimed at decreasing water pollutants through partnerships within their communities.