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October 9, 2017 Press Release

RICHMOND - Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement following Scott Pruitt’s announcement to reverse the Clean Power Plan:

“The lack of regard for public health is infuriating. Administrator Scott Pruitt and the Trump Administration’s decision to reverse the Clean Power Plan was probably made during Mr. Pruitt’s many meetings with industry and corporate executives and lobbyists –  average Americans, without corporate connections, will suffer the most after this unfortunate decision.

October 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced bicameral legislation that will require agencies to fully consider the impact of greenhouse gas emissions.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement about Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s official activities:

“I am extremely concerned that Administrator Pruitt, who should, as a member of the President’s Cabinet, represent Americans instead spends his time wining, dining and meeting with industry and corporate executives and lobbyists. Lobbyists and corporations have a specific agenda – to enhance their clients’ wallets, not necessarily to do what’s best for the American people.

August 16, 2017 Press Release

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:

May 31, 2017 Press Release

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.

April 22, 2017 Press Release

RICHMOND – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement honoring Earth Day:

 

March 31, 2017 In The News

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.

March 31, 2017 Press Release

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:

March 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) offered a Motion to Recommit H.R. 1430 on the House Floor.

March 28, 2017 Press Release

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.