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.

  • 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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    Brownley Announces Grants for Cleaner School Buses in Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded our community two grants totaling $120,000 to replace older model diesel school buses with cleaner, more environmentally-friendly, lower-emission buses.

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    Brownley and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Castor Take Tour of Ventura County to See Firsthand the Impacts of Climate Change and Efforts Underway to Combat These Effects

    On Friday, May 31st, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL), Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, took a tour of Ventura County to discuss the various ways climate change is already affecting and will continue to impact different sectors of the region. Congresswoman Brownley and Chair Castor visited Naval Base Ventura County – Point Mugu, held a roundtable discussion at the Port of Hueneme, and toured Houweling’s Tomatoes in Camarillo.  

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  • February 2019
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    Brownley Appointed to Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) released a statement after it was announced that she would serve as a member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

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  • January 2019
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    Brownley Introduces Bills to Increase Local Infrastructure Investment, Cut Big Oil Subsidies

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) today introduced two pieces of legislation that would increase local infrastructure investments, improve safety, create jobs, and reduce congestion. Specifically, the first bill would eliminate tax subsidies for Big Oil and redirect those funds to the Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program, which helps states and localities fund infrastructure projects. The second bill would increase the portion of the STBG program that goes directly to local communities, like Ventura County.

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  • December 2018
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    Brownley Statement on Santa Susana Field Laboratory

    In response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the clean-up of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement.

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  • August 2017
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    Brownley Announces $216,000 Grant for Ventura County to Fight Air Pollution

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced nearly $216,000 in federal grant funding for the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District to fight air pollution in the region.

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  • June 2017
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    Brownley Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw U.S. from Paris Climate Agreement

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released a statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement signed by 194 other countries.

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  • May 2016
  • Turned-off alarm delayed response to Refugio oil spill, federal report says

    WASHINGTON — An alarm that should have notified a Plains All American Pipeline operator of a rupture had been turned off, delaying the response to a devastating oil spill a year ago at Refugio State Beach, officials with the federal pipeline safety agency said Thursday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration released its final investigative […]

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  • March 2016
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    Brownley Hosts Town Hall to Discuss Legislation to Expand and Preserve Rim of the Valley Corridor

    On Wednesday, March 9, Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) will host a town hall event in Oak Park. The town hall will allow constituents, advocates and homeowners to discuss the final report on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resources Study which examined the possibility of expanding the boundary of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) to include the Rim of the Valley. The report recommends a significant expansion of the existing recreation area, and has been delivered to Congress and the public.

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