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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Energy and Environment

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Mar 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – As the nation continues to grapple with the increasing threat of cyberattacks and how to address this critical issue, Congressmen  Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Bob Latta (OH-05)  introduced two bipartisan pieces of legislation to improve our nation’s grid security and resilience. The two bills, along with two others, were the focus of an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing held earlier today. H.R.

Dec 21, 2017 Op-Ed

by Rep. Jerry McNerney

Even if human beings were to cease all greenhouse gas emissions tomorrow, significant atmospheric change has already begun and will continue for generations. While there is no substitute for drastically reducing carbon pollution, we must explore all possible options to fight against the impending effects of climate change. This is critical for the future of our nation and planet.

Dec 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – As the nation continues to grapple with historic flooding and wildfires, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced legislation to explore innovative options to combat the root cause of these intensifying natural disasters: climate change.

Oct 25, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – In response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it would not support the California WaterFix Project, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:

Sep 19, 2017 Press Release

(Stockton, CA) – In response to today's vote by the Westlands Water District against participation in the WaterFix tunnels proposal, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, DC) –  Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), co-chairs of the Grid Innovation Caucus, have introduced legislation to modernize the nation’s aging electric grid and improve reliability, security, and resiliency. The legislation directs the Secretary of Energy to develop and implement voluntary model pathways that would seek to update the grid.

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – As the debate continues over how best to address California’s water needs, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced new comprehensive legislation that would provide a long-term plan to improve water sustainability in California and across the country.

The Water and Energy Sustainability through Technology Act (WEST Act) includes provisions that support innovative technologies and infrastructure for urban and agricultural areas, as well as efforts to improve efficiency.

Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

In response to the House passage of H.R. 23, which would undermine existing environmental protections for the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement:

“Every two years we debate this legislation and every two years it is the same argument. This year, though, an additional conflict has arisen.

Jun 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DCReps. Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Mike Thompson (CA-05), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), and Anna Eshoo (CA-18)  released the following statement in response to findings that California WaterFix “will not jeopardize or threaten endangered species, or adversely modify their critical habitat” in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta:

Jun 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – As the current administration prepares to announce elements of its infrastructure proposal, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced legislation calling for the authorization of 23 water recycling projects to bolster California’s water infrastructure and bring more stability to the region’s water supply.