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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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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.

January 28, 2021 Press Release

Perth Amboy, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today applauded New Jersey’s investments in clean energy and jobs during a visit to the first community solar project to be energized in New Jersey in Perth Amboy with Governor Murphy. During the visit to 4PX Express/Duke Realty Solar Warehouse, Pallone commended New Jersey’s commitment to transforming to a clean economy and investing in green, good paying jobs.

January 27, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement today in response to President Biden’s Executive Orders prioritizing the climate crisis at the national level, spurring the creation of new good-paying jobs, securing environmental justice, and pausing new leases for onshore and offshore oil and gas drilling on federal land and water:

January 25, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today held a virtual roundtable with local stakeholders to discuss his energy and environmental accomplishments in the omnibus package signed into law in December.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Omnibus and Coronavirus Relief Bill:

“This legislation is an all-encompassing package that delivers the resources we need to end the coronavirus pandemic, get help to hardworking Americans, and secure progress in our fight against climate change. It provides funding for vaccines, COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and direct support to American families.

September 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today applauded House passage of the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act that makes critical reforms to U.S. energy policy and authorizes major investments in the transition to a low-carbon future. Pallone led House passage of the bill that delivers clean energy reforms and lays the groundwork for comprehensive climate policy.

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.