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  • Hastings Fights to Put a Stop to Imminent Offshore Drilling Project
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, Energy and Environment

    (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led a letter to Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Bahamas, Dr. Hubert Alexander Minnis and the Minister of the Environment and Housing, Romauld Sotario Ferreira, expressing opposition to the Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) offshore drilling project, the Perseverance No. 1 oil well, off the coast of The Bahamas, a mere 150 miles from South Florida. The letter urges the government of The Bahamas to reconsider allowing the BPC drillin... Read more

  • Hastings, Barragán, Pingree, Huffman, Lawrence Call for A Bold Green Stimulus Package to Address Health, Economic, and Climate Crises
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment, Jobs and the Workforce

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) joined Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) in leading 55 of their colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) advocating for a bold and meaningful green stimulus investment package that would deliver a transformational economic recovery and establish a resilient, clean-energy economy and good-paying jobs. T... Read more

  • Hastings, Diaz-Balart, Wasserman Schultz Advocate for Accelerated Everglades Restoration in WRDA 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led Florida Members in sending a bipartisan letter to Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman DeFazio, Ranking Member Graves, and Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee Chair Napolitano, and Ranking Subcommittee Member Westerman requesting they include language in the upcoming Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) bill that would treat all Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) sub-projects as on-going activities under the larger restora... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day: “Today, we observe the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Since we marked the first Earth Day, so many activists have fought dearly to honor our responsibility to protect our planet. Much work remains and our incremental progress has been just that—incremental and gradual—despite the increasingly clear signs and devastation of environmental degradation. Too many communities remain exposed to harmf... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Passage of H.R.729
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passage of H.R.729, the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act, a package of ten bipartisan bills reported out of the House Natural Resources Committee which aims to protect vulnerable coastal and Great Lakes communities impacted by the climate crisis. H.R.729 included several amendments Hastings offered to ensure the inclusion of projects to address the immediate and long-term degradation or loss of coral ... Read more

  • Hastings, Mucarsel-Powell, Rooney, and Mast Lead Bipartisan Florida Delegation Letters to Fully Fund Everglades Restoration
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) led two letters to the House Appropriations Committee, urging House appropriators to fully fund Everglades restoration and water quality infrastructure projects. Joining Hastings in sending the letters were Representatives Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), Francis Rooney (R-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Bill Posey (R-FL), Al Lawson (D-FL), Darren Soto (D-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Val Demings (D-FL), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Donna Shalala (D-... Read more

  • Congressional Everglades Caucus Co-Chairmen Hastings and Diaz-Balart Introduce Everglades Restoration Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, introduced the bipartisan Everglades for the Next Generation Act. The legislation authorizes Everglades restoration projects that are shovel-ready, ensuring that necessary progress in the region continues. It also provides the Army Corps of Engineers with the flexibility needed to avoid Congressional bottlenecking in the future. (Please find attached a copy of the bill). ... Read more

  • Hastings Blasts Carbon Tax Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement at a Rules Committee hearing blasting H.Con.Res.119, Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy: “The anti-climate resolution H.Con.Res.119 is the latest example of Republicans burying their heads in the sand about climate change. Instead of considering legislation responsive to the needs of the American people, we are wasting our valuable, limited time expressing oppositio... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Nathaniel Reed
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Florida environmental activist, Nathaniel Reed: “It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Nathaniel Reed this afternoon. Nathaniel was a stellar supporter of national parks, a staunch environmental advocate, and co-author of the Endangered Species Act. Nathaniel was a powerhouse of Florida politics, but more than that, he was a dear friend and a mentor to me, as well as to countless others. “... Read more

  • **Media Advisory** Hastings and Buchanan to Hold Florida Delegation Meeting on 2018 Hurricane Season
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Co-Chairs of the Florida Congressional Delegation, will hold a delegation meeting on the 2018 hurricane season. The meeting will take place on Thursday, July 12th at 8:30 AM in room 2253 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and is open to the public. The distinguished panel will include: Dr. Neil Jacobs Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Environmental Observation and Prediction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOA... Read more

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