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WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Representatives A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) issued this joint statement opposing President Trump’s Infrastructure Executive Order:
RICHMOND – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), along with his fellow co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Reps. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) wrote a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to strengthen and build on the successes of the agency’s Environmental Justice Program.
RICHMOND – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement honoring Earth Day:
In response to the Koch brothers’ blatant attack on Virginia’s minority communities, Congressman A. Donald McEachin, who represents Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, hosted an environmental justice roundtable where constituents expressed their concerns about the injustices faced by minorities in surrounding cities. The event was held in Petersburg last month and brought together environmental advocates and leaders of faith communities.
WASHINGTON - Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement to condemn the Department of Energy’s instructions to refrain from using phrases related to climate change in official communications:
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) offered a Motion to Recommit H.R. 1430 on the House Floor.
WASHINGTON - Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement on President Trump’s executive order that will attack the Clean Power Plan and other Obama-era efforts to prevent or mitigate climate change:
“Climate change is a threat to our entire way of life; Donald Trump is asking us to pretend that threat does not exist. He is putting corporate profits ahead of our health and security. If he succeeds, our children and grandchildren will pay a terrible price.
President Donald Trump’s first proposed federal budget, dubbed “America First,” includes some $54 billion in defense spending increases to be “offset by targeted reductions elsewhere,” including the elimination of all $73 million in federal funding that helps pay for programs in Virginia and other states to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
The potential loss of the bay cleanup money has united congressional Republicans and Democrats from Virginia, Maryland and elsewhere in opposition and stunned the foundation that has spearheaded the “Save the Bay” effort for decades.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04) sent a letter to Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper, leaders of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, in opposition of nominating Scott Pruitt as Secretary of Environment Protection Agency.
“Mr. Pruitt’s own words and actions — especially his skepticism of settled climate science — disqualify him for this role,” said Congressman McEachin. “We need a leader of the EPA who will proactively act on behalf of the severity of climate change and its impact.”
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Ranking Members of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and House Committee on Natural Resources respectively, requested an Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing in response to the Trump Administration’s attempt to censor the truth about climate change by eliminating webpages and implementing gag-orders.