Energy & Environment
Environmental stewardship remains one of the most important responsibilities of the federal government. Congress needs to continue and strengthen our national efforts to clean our air, clean our water, and preserve our natural resources, understanding that what we do today has a profound impact on future generations of Americans.
During my tenure in Congress we have made significant progress to protect the environment. Most recently, several landmark achievements in environmental policy were enacted during the 111th Congress and included: increased efficiency standards and additional incentives for green building; the first new fuel efficiency standards in 32 years; a historic new commitment to bio-fuels; improvement of passenger rail service; and extension of tax incentives to invest in clean, renewable energy. Congress must continue to move the nation forward to protect our resources and address global climate change, which left unchecked, will have disastrous consequences for future generations.
I remain committed to responsible environmental policy for our Los Angeles region and the nation and will continue to support Congressional initiatives to put the United States in the forefront as a global leader in climate change.
Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's Environment Legislation
Los Angeles River Revitalization Funding
$20 million authorization for restoration and revitalization projects along the Los Angeles River.
- (September 12, 2011) Los Angeles - Paddling Down the L.A. River: Sounds of Silence in the City
- (July 8, 2010) Downtown, Los Angeles - Top Administration Officials Visit Downtown Park to Promote Urban Green Space
- (March 29, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Colonel Thomas H. Magness, IV, Los Angeles District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Prepares for New Mission in Afghanistan
- (October 1, 2009) Washington, D.C. - Final Approval in the House of Representatives of Nearly $1.5 Million for Los Angeles River Revitalization
- (April 28, 2009) Los Angeles — Photos: Recovery Funds Awarded to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ensure the structural integrity, remove graffiti and manage vegetation along the Los Angeles River. Announcement made at Capitol Hill briefing about initiatives to revitalize the river.
- (March 24, 2009) Washington, D.C. – Photo: An update about LA River Revitalization Projects from Colonel Thomas H. Magness, IV, Los Angeles District Commander, U.S. Army Corps Engineers.
- (March 17, 2009) Washington, D.C. – Photo: Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes updates the congresswoman on plans to revitalize the Los Angeles River.
- (March 20, 2008) Downtown, LA – Photo: An Aerial Tour of the Los Angeles River Aboard a Black Hawk Helicopter.
- (November 8, 2007) Washington, D.C. - Congress overrides the President's veto of the Water Resources Development Act, a measure that includes a $25 million authorization for restoration and revitalization projects along the Los Angeles River.
- (August 1, 2007) Washington, D.C. – House Passes Historic $25 million Authorization Championed by the Congresswoman for Restoration and Revitalization Projects along the Los Angeles River.
- (July 12, 2007) Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Announces Committee Approval of $8.35 Million in Federal Funding for Energy And Water Projects in the Los Angeles Area, Including $1.65 Million for Los Angeles River Revitalization.
- (June 21, 2007) Washington, D.C. – Photos: The congresswoman thanks outgoing Colonel Alex Dornstauder of the Los Angeles U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for his steadfast support of efforts to revitalize the Los Angeles River and congratulates him on his new position at the National Headquarters of the Army Corps of Engineers.
- (April 19, 2007) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Announces House Passage of $20 million Authorization for Los Angeles River Revitalization Projects.