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Representative Scott Peters

Key Coastal Communities:
San Diego
Veterans' Affairs; Energy & Commerce
Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus (SEEC); Chair of Climate Task Force; Congressional Algae Caucus; Congressional Organic Caucus

“For San Diegans, the ocean defines our quality of life. It’s a precious natural resource and also critical to our economy. That’s why we reject the notion that we must choose between a clean water and a strong economy; we must have both.”


Leadership: Congressman Peters serves as the Chair of the Democratic Caucus Climate Task Force, working to create green collar jobs by advancing policies that promote clean energy, domestic manufacturing, and the development of renewable energy resources. He is committed to working toward a long-term energy policy that: 1) creates new American jobs; 2) emphasizes greater energy independence; 3) invests in the development of alternative fuels; 4) promotes clean energy technology like wind and solar; and 5) ensures greater national security.

Congressman Peters believes that Congress must develop and support a long-term energy strategy that reduces our dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels altogether. He has voted against increases in oil drilling both onshore and offshore without sufficient safety protections in place, and pressed to hold coal producers accountable for their impact on the environment, their workers, and surrounding communities. Congressman Peters believes that by protecting our air and water, preserving our forests and open spaces, and developing an infrastructure that allows us to consume less and recycle more, we can create the model for a healthier, safer, more sustainable world for the generations to come.

Representative Peters sponsored:

  • H.R 1579 (Secure and Resilient Water Systems Act 2017)
  • H.R. 3392 (Carbon Capture Research and Development Act)
  • H.R. 3108 (The Department of Defense Energy Security Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 508 (SUPER Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 3758 (Second Generation Biofuel Extension Act of 2013)

Representative Peters cosponsored:

  • H.R. 3275 (Water and Energy Sustainability through Technology Act)
  • H.R. 3248 (Water Advanced Technologies for Efficient Resource Use Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2755 (Beach Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2326 (Climate Solutions Commission Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2135 (Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act)
  • H.R. 2012 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1889 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 1812 (CLIMATE Act 2017)
  • H.R. 1784 (Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1673 (Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1456 (Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 731 (California Clean Coast Act)
  • H.R. 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 169 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2763 (Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation Act)
  • H.R. 2744 (Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act Amendments of 2015)
  • H.R. 2663 (Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2553 (Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2296 (Job Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act)
  • H.R. 1967 (Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1775 (Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1548 (BREATHE Act)
  • H.R. 1278 (Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1276 (Coastal State Climate Change Planning Act)
  • H.R. 1268 (Energy Efficient Government Technology Act)
  • H.R. 756 (Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2290 (Rural Energy Investment Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1997 (Communities Achieving Sustainability Act)