Environment

This generation faces an unprecedented and urgent climate crisis that threatens our economy, our national security, and our planet. As a nation and member of the global community, we must aggressively confront human-caused climate change. To do so, policy makers must promote a transition to sustainable technologies in the 21st century.

We must work to conserve our national parks, public lands, and our precious natural resources, while ensuring that the air we breathe and the water we drink are healthy and clean. Toxic emissions and global warming threaten public health and the security of the American people.

By investing in the development of a green economy, we can create millions of good jobs, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, and secure our economic prosperity by becoming an international leader in the development, manufacture, and implementation of green technologies.

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March 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Vice Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after Deb Haaland was confirmed as the Secretary of Interior:

“I congratulate my friend and colleague, Deb Haaland, who was just confirmed by the Senate as Secretary of Interior and the first Native American cabinet secretary in U.S. history. 

February 18, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL - This week, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García was appointed Vice Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 117th Congress. Congressman García, the only member of the Illinois Delegation serving on the committee, released the following statement:

January 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  This week Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) was reappointed to serve on the Financial Services, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Natural Resources Committees for the 117th Congress. Congressman García issued the following statement:

April 28, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released results from their two respective investigations, in addition to a third independent study, to determine how the demolition of the Crawford Coal Plant smokestack impacted Little Village and the surrounding neighborhoods. These initial results indicate that there are no pollution levels linked to the demolition that could be considered unsafe for human health, according to the current standards set by the EPA.

April 16, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Representative Jesús G. "Chuy" García (IL-04) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s announcement that it will not strengthen the national air quality standards for fine particulate matter, also known as soot.