Representative Raúl Grijalva

District Arizona 3rd
Party Democrat
Terms 6th

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources; Committee on Education and the Workforce


“Climate change is undeniably the greatest challenge of our time – the question is not whether our planet is warming but whether we are committed to meeting this threat head-on. Just days before the largest climate demonstration ever amassed, Congressional Republicans are pushing legislation that would do everything from blocking vital EPA protections, to ordering federal agencies to pretend that carbon pollution and climate change do no harm, to exempting the Keystone XL pipeline from all permitting requirements. They couldn’t be more out-of-step with the American people.

“Addressing climate change is about more than slowing the warming of our planet. It’s about recognizing the public health threats posed by pollutants, and about doing right by those who will inherit the earth when we are gone. H.R. 2 harkens back to the days when climate policy was set by whichever energy industry had the deepest pockets, and that’s a digression we cannot afford to take.”















Leadership: Grijalva supports the preservation of the country’s unspoiled areas “because it makes good sense both economically and environmentally. The alternative is mortgaging our future on the promises of multinational companies that exist for the bottom line instead of the public good.” He wrote the National Landscape Conservation System Act which passed in 2009 as part of a bigger law to create a permanent network of 27 million acres of protected land throughout the West. He recognizes that conservation isn’t just an “issue.” It’s a way of life that looks to the future in making wise decisions today. Grijalva serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources, as well as on the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations and the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. He is a strong opponent of the Rosemont Mine because it “threatens the water resources upon which our future economic survival depends.”

Click here to view Rep. Grijalva’s latest speech on climate change.

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