Congressman Pallone was inspired to come to Congress in order to put a stop to ocean dumping off the Jersey Shore and clean up New Jersey’s toxic waste sites. A clean environment helps create jobs and fosters an environment that will help local economies grow and expand. It has always been a top priority of Congressman Pallone’s to protect the water and air and clean up both Superfund and Brownfields sites so New Jersey residents can lead healthy lives in the communities where they live and work.
Congressman Pallone has also been a tireless leader in protecting our oceans, and strongly opposes offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. An oil spill would have devastating effects on New Jersey’s coastal economy and environment. He has introduced the COAST Anti-Drilling Act, which would permanently ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic. He also has introduced the BEACH Act, which would impose new water quality testing and public notification standards so beachgoers are better protected and informed about the safety of their beaches.
As Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Pallone has introduced and supported legislation to ensure safe drinking water for New Jersey communities, and the regulation of toxic chemicals.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) applauded the House passage of appropriations funding that includes his amendment to block offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. In 2017, President Trump signed an executive order aimed toward allowing offshore oil and gas drilling along the East Coast. Pallone’s amendment included in the underlying legislation would prohibit federal spending to advance oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic Ocean.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) spoke on the House Floor in support of his amendment to stop the Trump Administration’s dangerous plans to drill off the Atlantic Coast. In 2017, President Trump signed an executive order aimed toward allowing offshore oil and gas drilling along the East Coast. Pallone’s amendment would prohibit federal spending to advance oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic and was adopted on the House Floor. A vote on the underlying legislation is expected next week.
WASHINGTON — Thomas Edison’s great-grandson wants you to stop using the incandescent lightbulb.
On Thursday afternoon, Barry Edison Sloane, one of Thomas Edison’s great-grandchildren, took part in a press conference with Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., to call on the Trump administration to stop a rollback of lightbulb efficiency standards that would have all but phased out the lightbulb Edison played a role in inventing. Pallone chairs the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Department of Energy.
Even the great-grandson of Thomas Edison, popularly recognized as the inventor of the lightbulb, supports a government regulation that would lead to his ancestor’s creation being phased out.
EDISON, N.J. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Barry Edison Sloane, Thomas Edison’s great-grandson, held a press conference to condemn the Trump Administration’s rollback of lightbulb efficiency standards that reduce energy consumption and save consumers billions of dollars each year. They were joined by Ed Potosnak with the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.