|Key Coastal Communities||Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, Adventura & Sunny Isles|
|Key Committees||United States House Committee on Appropriations|
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“Protecting the environment is vital to protect the health of all Americans, particularly our children. I will continue to fight for cleaner air, cleaner water, and preservation of our natural resources, understanding that what we do today has an impact on future generations of Americans.”“While we address climate change and move to renewable sources of energy, we must protect our coastlines from the threat of offshore oil drilling. Throughout my legislative career, I have consistently stood in opposition to the expansion of drilling off the coast of Florida. Oil spills threaten our state’s vulnerable coastal ecosystems, which are home to some of our most precious and diverse wildlife.”
Leadership: As a Representative from the state of Florida, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has been outspoken about the dangers of offshore oil drilling and the need to invest in alternative energy solutions. She has highlighted the damage BP’s oil spill did to coral reefs, mangrove forests and sea grasses, and pointed out that these habitats are critical for healthy commercial and recreational fisheries in the Gulf. In response, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has cosponsored a number of bills aimed at preventing future spills, as well as legislation that preserves and restores coral reefs. She has also led efforts to protect another of Florida’s important natural resources, the Everglades.
Representative Wasserman Schultz cosponsored: