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  • Carbajal Coastal Climate Preparedness Bill Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Rep. Salud Carbajal’s bipartisan Coastal State Climate Preparedness Act, H.R. 3541, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today as part of a larger environmental bill package, known as H.R. 729, the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act. The bill package creates programs to better support the coastal regions that are dealing with the impact of climate change firsthand. Carbajal’s bill, specifically, helps states better identify the threats that climate change poses and gives ... Read more

  • Carbajal, LaMalfa Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fund Forest Roads
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) introduced the Funding Our Roads and Ecosystems Sustainably Together (FOREST) Act to help ensure forest roads in California and across the nation have the funding needed to maintain infrastructure and keep communities safe. Currently the National Park Service (NPS) receives $292 million to maintain over 13,000 miles of road, yet the United States Forest Service (USFS) receives only $18 million to maintain 370,000 miles of road.... Read more

  • Carbajal Land Protection Bill Passes Through Natural Resources Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Rep. Salud Carbajal’s Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, H.R. 2199, passed through the House Natural Resources Committee today. The next stop for the bill is a full vote on the House floor. The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act seeks to designate nearly 250,000 acres of land within Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument as protected wilderness areas. The bill also creates a 400-mile long Condor National Recreation trail that will stretch from Los Angeles to Monter... Read more

  • Carbajal and Community Leaders Celebrate Offshore Oil Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal joined local advocates, environmental and business leaders, and community members at Shoreline Park for a press conference to celebrate Wednesday’s House passage of the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (H.R. 1941). This bill bans future offshore oil and gas leasing off the U.S. coasts, and includes Carbajal’s California Clean Coast Act (H.R. 279) within it. Rep. Carbajal kicked off the press conference and was joined by Linda Krop, Chief Counsel of the Envi... Read more

  • Carbajal Urges Smart Nuclear Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    In light of proposed changes to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) guidelines, Rep. Salud Carbajal sent a letter today to NRC Chairman Kristine L. Svinicki urging her to put safety first and to incorporate a period for public comment before any policy changes are made. “By reducing current standards, the safety and wellbeing of both the public and those who work with nuclear reactors could potentially be at risk,” wrote Rep. Carbajal in the letter. “Because of this, robust monitoring standards ... Read more

  • Carbajal Land Protection Bill Has First Hearing in House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Rep. Salud Carbajal’s Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, H.R. 2199, had its first hearing in the House Natural Resources Committee today—moving the bill one step closer to passage. The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act seeks to designate nearly 250,000 acres of land within Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument as protected wilderness areas. The bill also creates a 400-mile long Condor National Recreation trail that will stretch from Los Angeles to Monterey County... Read more

  • Carbajal amendment banning oil and gas drilling passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Rep. Salud Carbajal’s amendment banning offshore oil and gas drilling off the West Coast of the United States passed through the House yesterday. The amendment, a big step for strong environmental protections in the region, was included in a fiscal year 2020 appropriations package. “Protecting our environment is paramount, and I refuse to put big oil over the well-being of our environment, our economy and our communities,” said Rep. Salud Carbajal. “Our Central Coast knows the devastating impact... Read more

  • Carbajal Blasts Interior’s Rollback of Drilling Rules Implemented After Deepwater Horizon Disaster
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced its decision to rollback 68 offshore oil drilling safety requirements imposed after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, including weakening standards for well blowout preventers and reducing real-time well monitoring requirements: “Time and time again we’ve seen oil and gas corporations sacrifice safety at the expense of worker safety, local economies, and our environment, in... Read more

  • Carbajal Statement Opposing BLM Fracking Proposal on the Central Coast
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Today, Rep. Carbajal (CA-24) released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), analyzing proposals for hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, to increase oil and gas development on California’s public lands: “The Central Coast is already facing grave impacts from climate change, including rising sea levels, drought, and a nearly year-round fire season. The administration’s plan to open public lands to fracking an... Read more

  • Carbajal and Harris Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Protect California’s Public Lands
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Today, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) reintroduced H.R. 2199, the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, which would designate nearly 250,000 acres of public land in the Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument as wilderness. The legislation also establishes a 400-mile long Condor National Recreation trail, stretching from Los Angeles to Monterey County. Representatives Julia Brownley (CA-26), Katie Hill (CA-25), and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), who ... Read more

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