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Congressman Ro Khanna

Representing the 17th District of California

Environment and Climate

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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

October 16, 2017 In The News

In California, raging wildfires fueled by climate change have killed at least 40 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and scorched more than 200,000 acres—roughly the size of New York City. The fires are now the deadliest in California since record keeping began. At least 100,000 people have been forced to evacuate, with about 75,000 people still displaced. Some residents had to flee for their lives, as drought conditions and powerful, erratic winds have contributed to the explosive spread of the fires.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) issued the following statement on the White House’s release of its budget blueprint:

“The budget proposal President Trump released today would underfund national priorities and hurt working families. Investments in public education, research and development, the creative industries, and environmental protections support a vibrant and secure economy. Yet, the White House wants to ignore American values by initiating massive cuts to these programs,” said Rep. Khanna. “The strength of our nation is more than just our military might.”

February 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) issued the following statement on President Trump's address to Congress this evening:

February 22, 2017 Press Release

SAN JOSE – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) released the following statement in response to the flooding in San Jose and mandatory evacuation orders.
 
“I am concerned by the dislocation of so many residents by the flooding, and my heart goes out to them. We will work with the local, state, and federal government to take all necessary actions in alleviating damage for anyone affected. I encourage any resident in San Jose who needs help to contact our office at 408-436-2720 so we can help to connect them with the appropriate agency.”