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Capps congratulated Goleta resident Paul Petrich on being honored as the 2013 National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Volunteer of the Year for his volunteer work with the Channel Islands Naturalist Corps.
Capps introduced legislation that would address the negative health effects related to climate change by supporting research, surveillance, planning, and interagency coordination to develop national plan for action.
Capps Questions Nuclear Regulatory Chairwoman MacFarlane about Diablo Canyon Relicensing, Need for Additional Study
Capps questioned Nuclear Regulatory Committee (NRC) Chairwoman Allison MacFarlane about the importance of gathering and considering additional independent, peer-reviewed seismic data before moving forward with the re-licensing process for Diablo Canyon
Capps Introduces Legislative Package to Help States, Local Communities Address Climate Change Impacts
"As extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy become increasingly common, coastal states are being forced to tackle the daunting challenges of adapting to climate change realities like higher storm surges, sea level rise, and increased erosion," said Congresswoman Capps.
“Recent extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy are a scary foreshadowing of what could happen with increased frequency if our local communities and infrastructure are not prepared for the impacts of climate change like increased flooding, droughts, and higher temperatures."
Capps Announces $1.6 million grant to UCSB’s Institute for Energy Efficiency to Develop New Hybrid Battery
The grant program provides funding to breakthrough technologies that have the potential to develop into new industries and have a commercial impact.
This sudden spike in gas prices is incredibly hard on on folks on the Central Coast. We’ve seen energy markets manipulated in the past by Enron and others and it’s important to make sure it isn’t happening again.
Capps Joins Members of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition to Urge Passage of Legislation to Extend Renewable Energy Tax Credits
The tax credit provides an income tax credit for each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced by a renewable energy source, including wind, and has been a key factor in the expansion of clean energy over the last decade.
In the past two years the House of Representatives has voted 297 times to undermine our country's basic, long-standing environmental protections.
California is helping to lead the nation in expanding wind energy production and the U.S. can lead the world in transitioning to cleaner, safer sources of energy and away from fossil fuels.