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November 22, 2023

Huffman Celebrates Bureau of Land Management’s Decision to Cease Use of Cyanide Bombs on Public Lands

Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) celebrated the announcement from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that Director Stone-Manning has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stop the use of M-44 ejector devices - also known as cyanide bombs - on BLM lands.   “Cyanide bombs are a cruel and indiscriminate device that have proven to be deadly for pets, humans, and wildlife - and they have no business being on our public lands. The Mansfield family, Predator Defense, and m…  Continue Reading

November 17, 2023

Huffman Statement on PG&E Plan to Remove Eel River Dams, Ensure Water Supply

Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) released a statement praising Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) initial draft plan to remove two dams on the Eel River. The plan also sets the stage for negotiating a new diversion from the Eel to the Russian river. “PG&E’s draft surrender application is a major step forward to achieving the Two-Basin Solution I’ve advocated for years. The plan includes full and expedited removal of two dams that harm salmon on the Eel River while…  Continue Reading

November 16, 2023

Ahead of COP28, Huffman, Merkley Announce Legislation to End International Investments in Fossil Fuels

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today announced they will re-introduce the Sustainable International Financial Institutions Act of 2023, which would tackle the problem of international financial institutions helping to finance fossil fuel projects that are accelerating the climate crisis. This comes as the global community kicks off a major international climate summit (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Intense scrutiny and controversy have circl…  Continue Reading

Media Advisories

August 25, 2023

Tuesday, August 29: Rep. Huffman to Hold “Coffee With Your Congressman” Event in Willits, CA

San Rafael, CA – On Tuesday, August 29 at 10:30am PT, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will hold an in-person “Coffee With Your Congressman” event for constituents to have the opportunity to hear an update on his work in Washington D.C. and participate in a Q&A. Constituents can also send questions in advance to Members of the press interested in attending should send their RSVP to Mary Hurrell at Event …  Continue Reading

July 31, 2023

Thursday, August 3: Join Rep. Huffman for Special Preview of Klamath Art Installation

Eureka, CA – On Thursday, August 3 at 9:00am PT, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) is inviting members of the press for a special advanced look at the 30,000 Salmon Art Installation at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, CA. The installation was first created in 2002 in response to the mass fish kill on the Klamath River. Now, over 20 years later, the installation is being resurrected to commemorate the event and celebrate the hard-fought victory by collaborative efforts o…  Continue Reading

July 17, 2023

Friday, July 21: Rep. Huffman, Marin Transit to Hold Press Conference on $31.5 Million Investment in Electric Transportation

San Rafael, CA – On Friday, July 21, 2023, at 11am PT, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and representatives from Marin Transit will hold a press conference to celebrate the recently announced $31.5 million grant to Marin Transit for an Electric Bus Charging and Maintenance Facility. The grants, administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration, were made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Rep. Huffman helped g…  Continue Reading

In The News

November 24, 2023

As Groundwater Dwindles, Powerful Players Block Change

In much of the country, groundwater is being withdrawn faster than it can be replaced, a problem that states are struggling to address. And, as a New York Times investigation this summer found, the result has been declining water levels in nearly half the sites for which data is available. The federal government plays no role in regulating groundwater extraction, leaving that to individual states, but a growing number of advocates and experts say Washington must intervene to protect the country…  Continue Reading

November 21, 2023

How the U.S. Violates Its Own Trade Laws to Buy Seafood from China

Few workplaces are as gritty and brutal as distant-water fishing ships from China, and there are a lot of them: With as many as 6,500 ships, China today operates the world’s largest distant-water fishing fleet, which is more than double the size of its next competitor. It’s rarely easy for crew members to leave these ships, and often it’s forbidden. With ships so far from shore, constantly in transit, typically operating in international waters, where national governments have limited jurisdict…  Continue Reading

November 17, 2023

PG&E releases potential plan for removal of Eel River dams

On Friday, PG&E released a potential draft plan for removing Scott Dam and Cape Horn Dam on the Eel River. The framework is part of the process of surrendering the utility company’s federal license to operate the Potter Valley hydroelectric project, established more than 100 years ago. The project hasn’t generated power since 2021, but dams still block fish passage. In statements, environmental and fish advocacy groups celebrated that the plan, which includes full dam removal, would restore…  Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Oversight of cryptocurrency — particularly its environmental impacts is long overdue

What happens when smoke and mirrors burn the planet? While the epic collapse of overhyped digital currencies and exchanges makes front page news, the environmental damage from cryptocurrency mining is hiding in plain sight. Especially for energy-guzzling "proof of work" cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Any claims that Bitcoin is environmentally friendly are just as flimsy as the industry's brash statements about the stability of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges. As the U.S. and the world …  Continue Reading

November 23, 2022

Huffman’s trip reveals positive signs, continuing obstructions as climate fight continues

Not long ago, it felt like dire warnings were necessary to get people to even think about climate change. Today, it’s a different challenge. Worst-case scenarios climate scientists have warned about for decades – including crippling droughts, extreme heat waves, catastrophic wildfires and rising sea levels – are unfolding. At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, I saw how the reality of our worsening climate crisis is changing the conversation. …  Continue Reading

November 07, 2022

How climate change altered a longstanding Central Valley water reform

Thirty years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed an ambitious California water reform known as the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, or the CVPIA. The bill responded to a drought, crashing salmon runs, threats to Central Valley wetlands and antiquated water policies. California is again suffering from drought and low fish counts. The CVPIA’s successes and failures provide lessons to help ensure a healthy environment and more reliable water supplies. It is time to take t…  Continue Reading


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