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Environment

Congressman Garamendi has made a career out of protecting our public lands and natural resources. He is a conservationist and outdoorsman who supports preserving public lands, and he works closely with hunters and fishermen. He believes clean air and clean water help create healthy communities. He is a consistent advocate for clean energy production and efficiency projects, because he understands that environmental stewardship and long term economic growth go hand-in-hand.

As a longtime resident of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Garamendi understands the economic, recreational and aesthetic benefits that it provides. He is fiercely opposed to an attempts to degrade this national treasure.

For more information concerning Congressman Garamendi's work and views on the issue of Environment, please contact his Washington, DC office

More on Environment

July 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted to protect Californian families from exposure to dangerous PFAS chemicals with H.R. 535, the “PFAS Action Act.”  This legislation will clean up these “forever chemicals,” which pose a direct threat to public health, and introduce stronger protections against future pollution. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 241 to 183 and now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

April 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) issued the following statement to recognize Earth Day, 2021:

February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman John Garamendi’s (D-CA) legislation (H.R.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA)—who served as Deputy Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton—issued the statement below in support of Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (D-NM) nomination to serve as Secretary of the Department of Interior. Garamendi currently serves as Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, which Congresswoman served on throughout the 116th Congress.

October 28, 2020 Press Release

Davis, CA.—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) announced his major accomplishments for the 116th Congress (2019-2020), including 3 bills signed into law, $2,300,000 in earned but previously unpaid federal benefits to his constituents and over $1,800,000 for 3rd District veterans. In Washington, he works on issues crucial to California and our country's economy and national security.

October 16, 2020 Press Release

Lake County, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) submitted a formal comment letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) opposing the proposed removal of Scott Dam at Lake Pillsbury. This proposal has been issued over the objections of Lake County residents as part of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) divestment of the Potter Valley Hydropower Project.

September 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA03) applauded passage of his amendment (Garamendi #33) to the “Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act” (

June 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) secured key provisions to rebuild California’s transportation infrastructure, increase resilience to the effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

March 23, 2020 Press Release

Sacramento, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), who represents the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in Congress, sent a letter to Director Karla Nemeth of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) objecting to the agency’s lack of consideration of the “western route” for the new Delta Conveyance Project.

February 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), who served as Deputy Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, sent a letter to California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Jared Blumenfeld, and California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, advocating for the Sites Reservoir Project—an off-stream reservoir—and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in Governor Newsom’s Wat