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

September 9, 2021 Press Release

Reps. García, Johnson, and Pressley Call for Additional Investments in Public Transit in Reconciliation Legislation

The Senate Infrastructure Bill Fails to Adequately Address Climate Change

July 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced the Park District Community Support Grant Program. This program would allow the Department of Interior to provide up to $100 million to park districts for a variety of projects to support community engagement and preserve and protect historic structures like those at many of Chicago’s famous urban parks.

July 20, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL- Today Congressman Jesús G. “Chuy '' García, a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, joined the Green New Deal Network, Sierra Club, Sunrise Movement and a coalition of environmental organizations and grassroots activists standing in support of climate, care, and environmental and social justice priorities for the budget reconciliation package.

Congressman Jesús G. “Chuy” García issued the following statement:

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) alongside Representatives Hank Johnson (GA-04), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), and Ilhan Omar (MN-05) led a group of 21 lawmakers in introducing the House companion to Senator Merkley’s Honduras Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Act of 2021. This critical legislation, which is identical to the Senate version, lays out a comprehensive framework for combating corruption, impunity, and human rights violations in Honduras.

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: