More on Energy & Environment

Mar 22, 2012

Capps Says New Report Shows California is Leading the Way Forward on Green Jobs, Clean Energy

In 2010, there were nearly 340,000 green jobs in California, making it the state with the highest number of green jobs in the country.

Mar 20, 2012

Capps Urges Appropriations Committee to Preserve Critical BEACH Act Grant Funding

With the loss of funding for beach water quality monitoring efforts it is likely that many coastal states will eliminate or significantly curtail their beach water quality monitoring programs.

Feb 28, 2012

Capps To EPA Administrator Jackson: “Disappointed with the Decision to Eliminate BEACH Act Grants”

Without this federal funding county environmental health officials may have to drop beach water testing and public notification programs.

Feb 15, 2012

Capps Works to Protect Santa Barbara and Ventura County Coastlines from New Oil and Gas Drilling

"The people of California have indicated time and time again they don’t want more drilling off their coastline. They know a spill would wreak havoc on our coastal environment and economy—especially the tourism and fishing industries."

Feb 14, 2012

Bipartisan Capps Provisions Included in Transportation Bill

Measures will Improve Evacuation Route and Keep Transportation Decisions at Local Level

Feb 3, 2012

Capps Slams House GOP Transportation Bill That Would Open Up the Central Coast to New Offshore Oil Drilling

Legislation would mandate new oil and gas drilling in the federal waters off Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Dec 20, 2011

Capps Applauds Strong New EPA Standards to Reduce Mercury Pollution

“One of the Most Significant Actions We’ve Taken To Protect the Public’s Health in the Last Twenty Years”

Dec 14, 2011

Capps Leads Democratic Women in Urging President Obama to Support EPA Proposal to Reduce Mercury Pollution

Capps highlights the impact toxic air pollution, specifically mercury, has on women and children.