Energy and the Environment
The energy challenges facing our nation continue to pose a significant burden on American families as well as our domestic economic security. To meet our energy needs, our country must take action on multiple policy fronts. In the short term, we must reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy by increasing domestic production of American resources. In the long term, we must make significant investments that will help our country lead the world in the development and production of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies.
The congressional district I represent encompasses a diverse environmental cross-section of California’s extraordinary landscape. The district also includes natural resources that are part of the Cleveland National Forest and the Santa Ana River. Our region continues to work towards a balance between economic development and environmental protection. During my career in public service I have spent a great deal of time working with local stakeholders as they strive to find this balance.
More on Energy and the Environment
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a bipartisan majority (295 to 114) of the House of Representatives to pass the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), H.R. 1768. Rep. Calvert is a cosponsor of H.R. 1768, which reauthorizes EPA’s Clean Diesel Program to support projects that protect human health and improve air quality by reducing harmful emissions from diesel engines.
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) introduced legislation (H.R. 2956) establishing the Western Riverside County Wildlife Refuge. Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41) and Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) are original cosponsors of the bill.
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement regarding the Conference Report to provide funds for the remaining appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019:
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the “Green New Deal” by Congressional Democrats:
“Socialism disguised as radical environmentalism is still socialism. As Democrats admit, the Green New Deal seeks a ‘massive transformation’ of America. The proposal would expand the reach, size and cost of our federal government to levels that would leave our Founding Fathers rolling in their graves.
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement after it was announced that he will continue to serve on the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee:
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42), along with Reps. Jim Costa (CA-16), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Doug LaMalfa (CA-1), Tom McClintock (CA-4), and Mike Simpson (ID-2) introduced the FISH (Federally Integrated Species Health) Act, H.R. 548, to consolidate the protection of fish and the regulation of waterways under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into a single agency. Currently, both the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have split authority over many of the same waterways under the ESA.
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) released the following statement after voting against the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, H.R. 266:
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) reintroduced the Reducing Environmental Barriers to Unified Infrastructure and Land Development (REBUILD) Act, H.R. 363, to reduce the cost and speed up the construction of infrastructure projects while maintaining strong environmental protections.
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) praised the announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it awarded $9.6 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to public and private partners in California.
Today, the House of Representatives approved (217 to 199) the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which was authored by Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42). Rep. Calvert serves as the Chairman of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.