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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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July 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today applauded House passage of an appropriations bill for fiscal year 2021 that included a provision that would ban offshore drilling. In May, Pallone sent a letter requesting the drilling ban be included in the appropriations bill. 

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement following the passage of the Moving Forward Act:

June 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced the introduction of an historic $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that would rebuild America’s infrastructure, stimulate our economy, create millions of good paying jobs and make investments in clean energy initiatives to combat climate change. The Moving Forward Act invests in roads, bridges and clean energy to put the United States on a path toward zero carbon emissions while creating safer communities and roads.

February 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) demanded answers from the U.S. Department of Interior regarding its plans to allow harmful seismic airgun blasting off the Atlantic Coast. In a letter sent to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Acting Director Walter Cruickshank, Pallone requested information on its plans to issue geological and geophysical permits to allow the dangerous and disruptive activity. Congressman Joe Cunningham (SC-01) and Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) also signed the letter.

January 17, 2020 Press Release

West Long Branch, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) discussed the framework of the CLEAN Future Act, a bold legislative proposal to combat climate change. He was joined by First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe as well as environmental and youth advocates. Pallone emphasized the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for federal leadership. In 2019, New Jersey saw its 10th warmest year on record and is one of the fastest-warming states in the country.

January 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today released the legislative framework of the draft Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act – an ambitious new climate plan to ensure the United States achieves net-zero greenhouse gas pollution no later than 2050. Pallone made the announcement with other Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which he chairs, and spoke about the plan at a press conference today on Capitol Hill. Video of his remarks are available here.

September 13, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House sought to block President Donald Trump’s efforts to allow oil rigs off the Jersey Shore by voting Wednesday to prevent new leases for oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.

The measure, which passed 238-189, also would prohibit leases in the Pacific. A second piece of legislation approved by the House would keep the rigs away from Florida’s Gulf Coast.

September 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) applauded House passage of a permanent offshore drilling ban along the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. H.R. 1941, the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act, would place a permanent moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans’ outer continental shelves. 

July 25, 2019 In The News

New Jersey Democrat doesn’t minimize challenges in reaching agreement in Congress but says there ‘needs to be federal action’

House Democrats, led by New Jersey’s Rep. Frank Pallone, are hoping to come up with a consensus plan by the end of the year laying out a pathway to achieve a 100 percent clean-energy economy by 2050.

July 2, 2019 Press Release

Long Branch, N.J. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) joined environmental advocates and tourism leaders to mark progress in the fight to block offshore drilling and highlight the high cost to New Jersey’s economy and environment should the Trump Administration proceed with drilling. In 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that supports offshore oil and gas drilling along the East Coast. On June 25, Pallone secured House passage of an amendment that prohibits federal spending to advance oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic Ocean.