The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Highlights Four Bills Introduced by Representative Malinowski

June 30, 2020
Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled a comprehensive climate action plan to build a prosperous, clean energy economy that values workers, advances environmental justice, and puts the U.S. on a path to net-zero carbon pollution by 2050. 

The Select Committee’s plan references key legislation to act upon to address the climate crisis, including four bills introduced by Representative Tom Malinowski:

  • HR 5871, Natural Infrastructure and Resilience Act: Allows projects that employ natural infrastructure to receive funding under the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program. Learn more here.
  • HR 4044, Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act: Reauthorizes and expands the National Estuary Program. Learn more here
  • HR 5454, Fairness for Landowners Facing Eminent Domain Act: Reforms the Natural Gas Act to protect property owners facing eminent domain for the construction of pipelines. Learn more here.
  • HR 6982, Landowners’ Right to Due Process in Rehearings at FERC Act: Ensures that landowners are able to exercise their legal right to challenge energy projects that disrupt their property prior to construction. Learn more here

“Combating climate change and protecting our homes and communities from its effects has been one of my highest priorities as a member of Congress, and I’m honored that the Select Committee’s report includes several of my proposals” said Representative Malinowski. “I want America to reap the economic benefits that will go to whoever wins the race to a clean energy future—this plan positions us to do just that.”