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Energy

Congressman Pallone advocates a forward looking energy policy that encourages innovation to power America. A critical aspect of this agenda is incentivizing clean, renewable energy such as solar and wind with mechanisms manufactured here in America. Congressman Pallone uses his position as Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee to advocate for these priorities.

Congressman Pallone has supported efforts to allow offshore wind development to supply clean energy to New Jersey. He also strongly supports the United States remaining in the Paris Agreement as a crucial means of combatting climate change.

As Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he introduced the LIFT America Act which would make comprehensive investments in New Jersey and the nation’s infrastructure. The bill would authorize billions of dollars to update our electric grid.

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May 7, 2021 Press Release

Asbury Park, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that he is reintroducing legislation to permanently ban offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism (COAST) Anti-Drilling Act prohibits the U.S. Department of Interior from issuing leases for the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas along the Atlantic Coast, including the North, Mid-, and South Atlantic and Straits of Florida planning areas.

April 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement tonight on President Biden's first Joint Address to Congress:

April 9, 2021 Press Release
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement today on President Biden’s discretionary budget request for Fiscal Year 2022: 
 
March 31, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement today after President Biden announced his transformational American Jobs Plan:

“There is no better way to rebuild our economy for the future than to modernize our badly aging infrastructure, and President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is exactly what our nation needs right now to revitalize our communities. The President’s bold proposal will also combat the climate crisis by reducing carbon pollution and moving us towards a clean energy future.

March 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) introduced the Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America Act, or LIFT America Act. The sweeping legislation will modernize the nation’s infrastructure, rebuild the economy, combat climate change, and protect public health and the environment. The legislation invests more than $312 billion in clean energy, energy efficiency, drinking water, broadband, and health care infrastructure.

March 9, 2021 In The News

Anyone who believes in science knows by now that America has been a global villain when it comes to climate change, even before President Trump arrived and turned up the heat.

Now, we can exhale a bit, because Democrats are making their first serious push in more than a decade to enact legislation that meets the moment. And driving that effort in the House is our own Rep. Frank Pallone, the bill’s chief author, and the most powerful member of New Jersey’s delegation.

March 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) introduced the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act – ambitious new climate legislation that ensures the United States acts aggressively to tackle the climate crisis this decade and achieve net zero greenhouse gas pollution.

March 3, 2021 In The News

The most powerful New Jerseyan in Congress is spearheading a sweeping plan to fight climate change and lay a foundation for a cleaner economy in America.

February 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced the relaunch of the bipartisan Recycling Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 117th Congress. Pallone will serve as a Co-Chair of the Caucus with Representatives David P. Joyce (OH-14), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Rodney Davis (IL-13). The Caucus educates House Members on the environmental and economic benefits of recycling and seeks to increase the visibility of the recycling industry in the United States.

February 2, 2021 In The News

Oil rigs off the Jersey Shore became increasingly unlikely Wednesday when President Joe Biden announced a pause in new oil and gas drilling as part of his efforts to combat climate change.