Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Happy Earth Day

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April 22, 2019

Dear Friend,

Earth Day celebrates our planet and recognizes the importance of safeguarding it for future generations. We also must confront the threat of climate change and take collective responsibility to protect our air, water, wildlife, and natural resources.

I disagree with the president's decisions to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, defund the EPA, open our coasts to drilling, and more. However, I still believe we can restore American leadership on climate and I’m fighting to make that happen.

Earth Day

Overdue action on climate change

Supporting the transition to a clean energy economy.

This year, I’ve worked to curb climate change as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. Thankfully, the committee had the first hearings on climate change in six years and our work is just beginning.

I asked how the federal government can accelerate the deployment of clean energy technology and support workers as we transition to a clean energy economy.

climate hearing

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Keeping our beaches clean

Funds to mitigate the Tijuana Sewage spill.


San Diego is defined by our relationship with the ocean, so I’m also working to keep our beaches and bays clean.

In February, I worked with Reps. Juan Vargas and Susan Davis, with help from Senator Feinstein, to secure $15 million from the EPA to address the ongoing sewage spills into the Tijuana River.

The Climate Playbook

Immediate action to address climate change.

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I also released The Climate Playbook, a comprehensive plan to take immediate action to address climate change. It outlines how to reach targets like reduced emissions, increased resiliency, and energy efficiency by passing bills, which are mostly bipartisan and therefore, can feasibly become law. I look forward to working with my colleagues, experts, and our communities to identify and solve distinct challenges posed by climate change.

Celebrate Earth Day

It’s more important than ever for us to ensure we leave the next generation with a clean and sustainable planet. I’ll continue fighting to curb climate change and protect San Diego’s beautiful beaches, bays, canyons, and trails.

I hope you will celebrate Earth Day by doing something today to make our planet more sustainable.