Congresswoman Niki Tsongas

District Massachusetts 3rd
Party Democratic
Terms 4th
Committees Natural Resources, Armed Services
Caucuses Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition
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"Since being elected in October, 2007, I have made protecting our environment and promoting energy independence a priority of my office."

“I will continue to defend the conservation of open spaces, including forests, wetlands, waterways, and ocean habitats, as they represent a link to our rich, historical past and a way forward toward environmental preservation and responsibility.”





Leadership: As a member of the House Natural Resources Committee and a founding member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, Congresswoman Tsongas is an important voice for ocean conservation. She is a long time supporter of the National Ocean Policy, recognizing that the challenges facing our oceans require improved inter-agency coordination and stakeholder involvement that it provides.
The Congresswoman has also worked to prevent damage from offshore drilling oil spills, having led an effort to require oil companies to prepare detailed plans for responding to a worst-case scenario before they could drill. She knows that, in addition to their impacts heathly oceans, oil spills can devastate other resources such as commercial fisheries. Congresswoman Tsongas has also worked to oversee legislation related to domestic clean energy production, supporting companies aimed at developing and manufacturing clean energy technologies within her home state of Massachusetts and has focused on restoring and protecting the health of Massachusett’s rivers.

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