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Environment and Climate

It is our responsibility to leave the planet healthy and safe for our children and future generations. This requires preserving open spaces, developing sustainable communities, achieving energy efficiency and water conservation, and investing in alternative energy sources. I will fight for protective measures against the harmful effects of climate change and hold local polluters accountable.

Protecting the environment can also help to create new jobs. By developing new energy sources and technologies, we can strengthen and diversify our economy while providing for American workers and their families.

Click here to learn more about the bills that I introduced and cosponsored.

More on Environment and Climate

November 29, 2021 In The News

Fashion isn’t usually the first industry that comes to mind when we think of the climate crisis. The key perpetrators are generally seen as oil, gas, and transportation. But Silicon Valley representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) wants to add fashion to that list. He’s spearheading an effort that is asking the U.S.

October 28, 2021 In The News

There were tense moments in a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday, where executives from the world's biggest oil and gas companies took questions about their role in the climate crisis. It's the first time all were testifying together.

October 28, 2021 In The News

Top executives of ExxonMobil and other oil giants denied spreading disinformation about climate change as they sparred Thursday with congressional Democrats over allegations that the industry concealed evidence about the dangers of global warming.

Testifying at a landmark House hearing, ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods said the company “has long acknowledged the reality and risks of climate change, and it has devoted significant resources to addressing those risks.″

October 27, 2021 In The News

In April 1994, seven top tobacco CEOs testified to Congress that they didn’t believe nicotine was addictive. Two years later, they were all under federal investigation for potentially lying under oath and no longer leading their embattled cigarette companies.

Democrats believe the oil industry and trade association leaders appearing tomorrow at a high-profile hearing on climate change disinformation could meet a similar fate.

September 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – September 22 , 2021 – Leaders in the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) led by CPC Deputy Whip Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and CPC Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) last night urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to include the repeal of domestic fossil fuel subsidies in the Build Back Better Act.

July 16, 2021 In The News

Congressional investigators are planning to question an Exxon Mobil Corp. lobbyist who inadvertently confirmed a decadeslong effort by the company to derail federal action on climate change in a secretly recorded video, according to officials involved in the effort.

The interview by the House Oversight and Reform Committee will likely precede what stands to be a blockbuster hearing with Exxon CEO Darren Woods and other executives of major oil and gas producers.

July 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – July 14, 2021 – This week, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced legislation to create a level playing field for independent family farmers and transform the broken system built by multi-national meatpacking companies. The Farm System Reform Act would, among other things, strengthen the Packers & Stockyards Act to crack down on the monopolistic practices of meatpackers and corporate integrators, place a moratorium on large factory farms, sometimes referred to as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), and restore ma

June 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Chairman Ro Khanna (D-CA) of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment, released the following statement after audio surfaced of a lead Exxon lobbyist bragging about stopping climate action: