More on Energy and the Environment

Jun 5, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Paris Climate Deal

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced that the United States will exit the Paris climate agreement.

Dec 8, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on Passage of Water Resources Infrastructure Legislation

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement on House passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act.

Nov 28, 2016

Payne, Jr. Applauds EPA for Increasing Renewable Fuel Requirements

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increased the amount of renewable fuel that must be added to the nation’s gasoline supply.

Nov 1, 2016

Payne, Pallone Urge Greater Focus on Environmental Justice in Newark, Other Port Communities

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined Kim Gaddy, Environmental Justice Organizer for Clean Water Action and a member of the Coalition for Healthy Ports (CHP), for an environmental justice tour of the Port of New York and New Jersey and surrounding neighborhoods, including the Ironbound and South Ward.

Jul 26, 2016

Payne, Jr. Announces $14.6 Million Contract Award for Maintenance Dredging of Newark Bay

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that the Department of the Army has awarded a $14,584,080 contract to DonJon Marine Company, Inc. to perform maintenance dredging of Newark Bay.

Apr 11, 2016

Payne, Rice, Baraka Call for Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, and State Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) held a press conference at the LeRoy F. Smith, Jr. Public Safety Building in Newark to call for lead testing in schools’ drinking water and to urge Congress to pass Congressman Payne, Jr.’s TEST for Lead Act, which would require states to help schools test for lead if those states receive federal funding for safe water programs.

Mar 23, 2016

Payne, Jr. Introduces Bill to Encourage Testing of Drinking Water for Lead in Public Schools

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced the TEST for Lead Act, which updates the Safe Drinking Water Act to require states that receive certain federal funds to assist public and charter schools in establishing programs to test for lead in drinking water and to disclose the results if elevated lead levels are found.

Nov 2, 2015

Payne Leads House Members in Calling on EPA to Protect Biofuels Volume Requirement

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizes proposed rules under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 15 of his House colleagues urged the agency not to reduce the biofuels volume requirement, which annually mandates how much biofuel must be combined with the traditional fossil fuels in gasoline.

Sep 17, 2015

Payne Congratulates Newark’s Riverfront Park on Smart Growth Achievement Award

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today congratulated Newark’s Riverfront Park on winning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.

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