Environment

Alex is determined to fight the existential threat of the climate crisis. Having grown up in a low-income, heavily polluted neighborhood, Alex is dedicated to making sure that every family enjoys clean air and clean water. He served for six years as Chair of the California State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications, where he led the development of California’s ambitious renewable energy and climate policies. Alex’s environmental leadership has continued in the U.S. Senate: in addition to cosponsoring the Green New Deal, Alex has introduced sweeping legislation to electrify our nation’s school buses and protect over one million acres of public lands in California, increasing access to nature and preserving California’s natural treasures for generations to come.

Recent News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein, as well as Representatives Raul Ruiz and Juan Vargas, (all D-Calif.) applauded the Department of the Interior’s announcement that it will invest $250 million over several years in California’s Salton Sea Management Program (SSMP) from...
Lawmakers request briefing on failed implementation of Trestle Forest Health Project WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) joined Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) in leading a bipartisan letter to the United States...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D-Calif.) bill to strengthen the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) wildfire preparedness and response efforts, the FIRE Act, passed out of the House of Representatives. After initially passing the Senate unanimously in September, the legislation now...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein, as well as Representatives Raul Ruiz and Juan Vargas, (all D-Calif.) applauded the Department of the Interior’s announcement that it will invest $250 million over several years in California’s Salton Sea Management Program (SSMP) from...
Lawmakers request briefing on failed implementation of Trestle Forest Health Project WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) joined Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) in leading a bipartisan letter to the United States...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D-Calif.) bill to strengthen the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) wildfire preparedness and response efforts, the FIRE Act, passed out of the House of Representatives. After initially passing the Senate unanimously in September, the legislation now...
Senators helped lead fight to include funding in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law CALIFORNIA — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein (both D-Calif.) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded over $68.2 million to 21 California schools and...
SAN JOSE, CA — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) today joined Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.-19), as well as local and state fire and emergency management officials, to celebrate Senate passage of their bill, the FIRE Act. The FIRE Act would update the Stafford Act that governs...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein (both D-Calif.) today released the following statement after the Biden administration announced it will hold an offshore wind energy lease sale on December 6 for areas off the coast of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) joined Representative John Garamendi (D-Calif.-03) in leading a letter to President Biden urging the use of his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to expand the Berryessa Snow Mountain National...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) today announced the inclusion of bipartisan legislation he introduced with Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), the Emergency Aircraft Act, in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (NDAA), released yesterday by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D-Calif.) bill to strengthen the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) wildfire preparedness and response efforts passed unanimously out of the Senate. The FIRE Act will update the Stafford Act that governs FEMA—which was written when the agency primarily...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) questioned witnesses during a hearing of the Environment and Public Works Committee entitled “Putting the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Work: The State and Local Perspectives.” During the hearing to examine state and...
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