I support an all-of-the-above approach to solving our energy needs. While our nation is overly dependent on fossil fuels, we need to look at new technologies that support the development and expansion of clean, renewable, alternative energy resources, like wind, biomass, and solar. Reducing our reliance on foreign oil will have multiple benefits for our national security, our environment, and will help to create and sustain good jobs in new high-tech sectors.

  • October 2022
  • Gold Coast Transit District hosts Ventura County Clean Air Summit and Expo

    Opening the summit, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA-26) addressed the crowd of more than 100 transportation professionals and key stakeholders, thanking GCTD’s leadership for meeting our county’s transportation needs.

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  • June 2022
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    Brownley Statement on Supreme Court Decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency.

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  • July 2021
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    Brownley, Kuster, Pingree, Booker Introduce Bills to Incentivize Sustainable Practices in Food Consumption

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced two bills, the Zero Food Waste Act and the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion Of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act, to reduce the amount of food wasted in the U.S. and to redirect food waste to composting projects. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.

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  • April 2021
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    Brownley, Grijalva, Lowenthal Introduce Legislation to Improve Oversight and Safety of Offshore Pipelines

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Chair of the Natural Resources Committee Raúl M. Grijalva, and Chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Alan Lowenthal introduced the Offshore Pipeline Safety Act, which would address the lack of proper oversight of active and decommissioned offshore oil and gas pipelines.

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  • Sustainable aviation fuel takes flight

    As we make strides on the path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the aviation industry is set for a comeback. That’s a good thing for an industry that has suffered tremendously, including losing tens of thousands of jobs. In fact, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has reported that more than 1 million passengers have been screened at U.S. airports in recent days. While I am cheering on the industry and hope that it recovers quickly, part of that recovery will include returning to pre-pandemic levels of carbon emissions.

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    Brownley, Dingell Introduce Bill to Expand Manufacturing of Advanced Technology and Zero-Emission Vehicles

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced the introduction of the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) Future Act to modernize and expand a program used to build and retool auto factories in the United States.

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  • February 2021
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    Brownley Introduces Sustainable Transportation and Infrastructure Legislative Package

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the introduction of several sustainability bills that will leverage the resources of the federal government to support a renewable energy economy and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in the federal transportation and infrastructure sectors.

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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Improve Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings of Home Appliances

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Energy Efficient Appliances Act, which will improve federal energy efficiency standards for a wide range of appliances, reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and save consumers and businesses money.

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    Brownley Introduces ‘Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act’ to Reduce Carbon Emissions

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, legislation to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions.

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  • November 2020
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    Brownley Introduces Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, legislation to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions.

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  • August 2020
  • California would benefit from a climate-crisis action plan

    Across California, members of our communities are no strangers to the catastrophic impacts of the climate crisis, particularly the devastation wrought by wildfires. In 2018, when over 1.8 million acres in the state burned, the Camp Fire in Northern California officially became the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in our state’s history, breaking a record set only a year before with the Tubbs Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties.

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  • June 2020
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    Brownley and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Release House Climate Crisis Action Plan

    Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled a comprehensive plan that delineates a framework for congressional climate action on combating the climate crisis.

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  • February 2020
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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Help Support Zero-Emission Vehicle Manufacturing

    Today, Congresswoman Brownley introduced the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program Reform Act, which expands the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to cover all types of zero-emission vehicles and reform the loan application process.

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    Brownley Statement on 2020 State of the Union

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) issued a statement today after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

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  • January 2020
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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Make the Federal Government a Zero-Emission Vehicle Leader

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Green Federal Fleet Act, which would require all new, non-tactical, passenger vehicles purchased or leased by the federal government to be zero-emission vehicles.

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  • December 2019
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    Brownley Joins Bicameral Congressional Delegation to Madrid for COP25

    Congresswoman Brownley (D-Westlake Village) joined a bicameral Congressional delegation visit to Madrid, Spain for the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP25.

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  • November 2019
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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Make the Federal Government a Renewable Energy Leader

    Today, Congresswoman Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Green Energy for Federal Buildings Act, which would require the federal government to increase the amount of renewable energy it consumes to 35% of its total electricity by 2030, 75% by 2040, and 100% by 2050. This bill would also encourage – to the maximum extent possible – that the federal government use renewable energy that is produced on-site at federal facilities, on federal lands, or on tribal lands.

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  • June 2019
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    House Approves Brownley Amendment to Increase Funding for Wildfire Science

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that included an amendment offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) to increase federal funding for wildfire science research. Brownley offered her amendment to the FY 2020 appropriations bill (H.R. 3055) to increase funding for the Joint Fire Science Program within the U.S. Department of Interior from $3 million to $4 million.

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