Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Energy and Environment

We have just one planet, and it’s up to us to protect it. 

As a lifelong Floridian, I have a deep appreciation of our land’s incredible beauty and bounty as well as its vulnerability.   I have been and will continue to be a strong advocate for the restoration and protection of the Everglades.  I moreover pledge to protect our shorelines from the dangers posed by offshore oil drilling and to protect the Endangered Species Act from politically-motivated attacks.  Florida is blessed with more treasured beaches than any other state in the Union and has the third-highest number of endangered species in the nation.  We must prioritize their protection. 

I am also convinced that climate change poses a serious threat to our state and our nation.    As President Obama said in his Second Inaugural Address, we can no longer ignore devastating fires, crippling drought, dangerous storms, and rising sea levels.  I am committed to smart energy policies that fight climate change by cutting carbon emissions and boosting renewable fuel production.  As the solar industry has demonstrated, by investing in new clean technologies, we can not only protect our planet but also create new high-wage jobs.

More on Energy and Environment

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson issued the following statement on the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018:

“I was thrilled that the House passed the Water Resources Development Act today. This is a win for Florida and for communities across the country. As chair of the Florida Ports Caucus, I fought to bring relevant stakeholders together and to ensure that Florida's interests were considered at each stage of the process.

Dec 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4667, an $81 billion disaster aid package.  The package includes language provided by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson to protect seniors in nursing homes during natural disasters. 

“Hurricanes are as much a part of Florida’s ecosystem as its coral reefs, so we must be as proactive as possible in how we prepare for these inevitable storms. Such planning will help us save lives and reduce recovery costs,” the congresswoman said.

Jun 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord:

“By pulling out of the Paris climate change accord to keep a campaign promise to the voters who put him in office, President Donald Trump has broken a sacred promise to all Americans to safeguard their health and the environment.