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.

More on Environment

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.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) successfully included two provisions in H.R. 2740, the first Democratic Majority-passed Appropriations package since 2010. H.R. 2740 provides $982.8 billion to fund federal departments including Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, and Energy until Sept 30, 2020.

April 23, 2019 Press Release

Chicago, IL Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09),  Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), Nicole Cantello, President of AFGE Local 704, Representatives from Sierra Club Illinois and other environmental organizations at an Earth Day rally to denounce President Trump’s budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

March 21, 2019 Video