More on Energy & Environment

Apr 21, 2015

Capps Introduces Bill to Halt Offshore Fracking and Require Environmental Review

On Earth Day, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) introduced a bill that would place a moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters off the West Coast until a full environmental review of the controversial practice is completed.

Mar 16, 2015

Capps Announces Drought-Related Grant for City of Guadalupe

Rep. Lois Capps announced that the City of Guadalupe received a $347,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant program.

Mar 4, 2015

Capps Introduces Bill to Combat Ocean Acidification

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) introduced legislation that will support research on ocean acidification through partnerships between the seafood industry and the academic community.

Mar 4, 2015

Capps Reintroduces Bills to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change

Capps reintroduced three climate change-related bills that would help local communities increase their resiliency to the impacts of climate change.

Feb 11, 2015

Capps Offers Amendment to Keystone Bill to Protect Environment

Capps offered a motion on the House floor that would have ensured that TransCanada – and not the taxpayer – pay to clean up the mess in the event of a spill associated with the Keystone XL pipeline.

Feb 11, 2015

Capps Recommended for House Committee on Natural Resources

Capps was recommended as a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 114th Congress.

Feb 9, 2015

Capps Announces UCSB Grant to Research Kelp Ecosystems

Capps announced that UCSB researchers were awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study the link between kelp forests and beach ecosystems.

Feb 3, 2015

President’s Budget Includes $30 Million to Fight Ocean Acidification

Capps and Farr released a statement in response to the President’s budget request for $30 million to significantly expand the NOAA ocean acidification research program.

Jan 27, 2015

Capps Applauds Decision to Protect California Coast from New Drilling

Capps applauded the decision by the U.S. Department of Interior to prohibit any new offshore oil or gas lease sales in the Northern California, Central California, and Southern California Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Planning Areas.