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This has been a busy time in Washington, to say the least, and I’ve been inspired by the level of civic engagement and community involvement here in the second congressional district — and across the nation. Thousands of you have attended my recent community town halls and events, and my offices have received many hundreds of phone calls, emails, and letters from informed and concerned constituents from up and down the North Coast.
Hearing from you at community town halls and local events
An estimated 1,200 people attended a town hall meeting put on by Rep. Jared Huffman to discuss local, state and national policies that affect the North Coast.
While the meeting was originally set to take place in the Arcata High School Fine Arts Center, Huffman said the location had to be moved to the school’s gym to accommodate for the number of people who RSVP’d. People filled the bleachers and some were left standing at the entrance of the building while others were seated on the floor.
Humboldt County’s congressional representative Jared Huffman and 17 of his California colleagues urged California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday to “vigorously and publicly” investigate oil companies such as Exxon Mobil for allegedly misleading the public about the causes and dangers of climate change.
Del Norte Triplicate
October 25, 2016
This week, I’ll have the unusual privilege of flying hundreds of feet over Last Chance Grade with my colleague Congressman Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Marin Independent Journal
August 24, 2016
Venturing around Muir Woods, I am always awestruck by the vast redwoods and beauty of my surroundings, but I also have to marvel at the foresight of the American leaders who acted to protect the scenery, natural historic places and wildlife that our country possesses.
One hundred years ago Thursday, Congress took the visionary step of creating the National Park Service to look after our nation’s incredible natural heritage.
Congressman Jared Huffman visited the Mendocino Coast last week to do a little camping with his family and meet with constituents. He stopped by the newspaper office for an hour’s question-and-answer session that covered a range of subjects.
For thousands of Oregon and California ranchers and farmers who rely on Klamath River Basin water, their primary concern is not whether dams will be removed, but what happens afterward.
“We’re still trying to find some solution that will get us in a better place,” Klamath Falls area cattle rancher and grain farmer Luther Horsley said. “Everybody is still concerned about what happens when the dams come out and when the new fish species are reintroduced into the region. Any regulatory burdens that are put on the irrigators are also a concern.”
Buoyed by innovative environmental practices created by the Marin Carbon Project, Congressman Jared Huffman introduced the Healthy Soils and Rangelands Solution Act — legislation that would direct federal land managers to rigorously evaluate how to increase the amount of carbon captured on public lands.
“This legislation holds significant promise for advancing the health of American soils, and represents a triple-win; for working lands, for producers and consumers, and for the climate,” said John Wick, co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project.