Climate Change & Natural Resources

As a longtime clean energy advocate and environmental attorney, Rep. Levin knows that the climate crisis is the defining issue of our time. With California experiencing worsening droughts, heat waves, and rising sea levels, Rep. Levin believes we must take aggressive action now to limit the worst effects on our planet and preserve our natural resources for future generations. 

Rep. Levin is proud to serve on the House Natural Resources Committee and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. He knows that we can grow our economy, create new jobs in America, and combat the climate crisis at the same time, and he has introduced a number of bills over the last two Congresses to achieve those goals, including:

  • The Climate Action Now Act to prohibit the Administration from using any federal funds to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.
  • The Green Spaces, Green Vehicles Act to fund the installation of electric and fuel cell charging infrastructure on public lands and facilitate the conversion of Park Service and Forest Service fleets to zero emission vehicles.

With over 50 miles of beautiful California coastline in the 49th District, Rep. Levin is particularly concerned about protecting our beaches, oceans, marine life, and coastal businesses from future oil spills. He was proud to introduce the American Coasts and Oceans Protection Act to prohibit any new leasing for the exploration, development, or production of oil or natural gas along the Southern California coast, from San Diego to the northern border of San Luis Obispo County.

Rep. Levin has also worked to protect our natural resources by supporting the Endangered Species Act, making permanent and fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and reforming the Bureau of Land Management's oil and gas leasing program.

Finally, he has fought for funding to support the world-class climate scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and helped secure roughly $107 million to support research programs at Scripps to better inform management of water in California.