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Environment

The central coast of California home to irreplaceable, pristine public lands and unspoiled coastline and waters. Travelers from around the world visit our district to explore Pinnacles National Park, Fort Ord National Monument, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ventana Wilderness, Los Padres National Forest, and part of the California Coastal National Monument, which spans along the California coastline.

As your Congressman, I want to ensure that these natural wonders are available for future generations to enjoy. In Washington, I am fighting to combat environmental problems such as sea level rise and ocean acidification. I am also working to maintain and improve the balance between a highly productive agricultural industry, a diverse and sensitive environment, and sustainable tourism.

I will continue to work with my fellow members of Congress on the House of Natural Resources Water, Power and Oceans and Federal Lands Subcommittees, and the Climate Solutions, Trails, and Oceans Caucuses, to find innovative solutions to protect our environment.

 

More on Environment

June 9, 2017 In The News

WATSONVILLE >> Seventeen students at Mount Madonna School who spent a year working on a project to protect the Western snowy plover are among 15 national winners of the 2016 President’s Environmental Youth Award.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement:

“As the President of the United States, Donald Trump must realize that his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement is a threat to our environmental, economic, and national security. The abandonment of such a landmark climate change agreement undermines our nation’s credibility, global leadership position, and the future of our planet.

June 1, 2017 In The News
Congressman calls decision "a threat to our environmental, economic, and national security"
June 1, 2017 In The News

Syria and Nicaragua.

These are the two countries the United States joined today when President Donald Trump announced at the White House that America would be exiting the Paris Agreement, a global, non-binding climate agreement signed by more than 190 countries in 2015.

June 1, 2017 In The News

Moss Landing >> The decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord has state and local officials worried not only about the ramifications for the country at large but what it will mean for the Central Coast.

Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, said Thursday the president’s action posed a threat to the country’s environmental, economic, and national security. Panetta was at the Moss Landing Marine Lab taking part in one of multiple roundtable discussions he has on his docket addressing climate change.

May 31, 2017 In The News

Enjoying some time out in the fresh air overlooking the Elkhorn Slough, Congressman Jimmy Panetta heard from ESNERR and ESF staff about issues facing the slough.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) released the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, “A New Foundation for American Greatness”:

“President Trump’s damaging budget proposal would slash government programs critical to families, students, and businesses on the central coast of California.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), announced that the City of Soledad received a grant totaling $88,444 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. This award is made under the Fiscal Year 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

May 3, 2017 In The News
Congressman says he has not missed any votes and has played a role in 50 pieces of legislation so far
May 2, 2017 In The News
Rep. Jimmy Panetta, a Democrat from California, spoke to the tourism and economic vitality that monuments generate as unrivaled landscapes receive ecosystem protections for the future. "I look at these monuments as living postcards we can send to future generations," Panetta said.