Energy & Environment

Most people in New Jersey - Democrats, Republicans and Independents - know that climate change is real.  I’ve called it a national security crisis.  We need to respond as such.  Our weather patterns are worsening.  We have more “record-breaking” storms, more frequent flooding, more severe droughts, higher tides, more beach erosion and on and on.  Climate change is an issue that can’t wait.

Many people in New Jersey are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy, which was 6 years ago. The economic costs of these storms are severe and last for years. Now is the time to get ahead of it – to lead the way on so-called green jobs and technology.  I will support policies that invest in renewable energy, high-tech manufacturing and biotechnology.  With our location and workforce, New Jersey is primed to thrive in a 21st century economy.

            I also oppose and will fight any effort to open New Jersey’s coast to offshore drilling.  It threatens our stunning shoreline, home values, fishing industries, local businesses and way of life. 

More on Energy & Environment

July 30, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Kim Secures Funding for Veteran Suicide Prevention, Relief for New Jersey Homeowners,

Job Training, Substance Abuse Treatment Resources in House-Passed Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House of Representatives passed three bills to provide funding for most federal departments and agencies, including provisions championed by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) that will benefit New Jersey families.

May 6, 2021 Press Release

 

Reps. Kim and Van Drew Lead Bipartisan Effort to
Fill Vacancy on New Jersey Pinelands Commission  

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) and Congressman Jefferson Van Drew (NJ-02) sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, asking the Secretary to, “promptly fill the federal vacancy on the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.”

December 17, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Statement in Support of
Congresswoman Deb Haaland for Secretary of Interior

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) released the following statement in support of Congresswoman Deb Haaland, who, according to reports, has been named by President-elect Biden as his nominee for Secretary of Interior.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Kim Introduces Bipartisan Bill to
Prepare New Jersey Roads for Extreme Storms

December 10, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Kim Votes to Protect New Jersey Coastal Communities
Through Bipartisan Effort

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) voted to pass H.R. 729, The Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act, a package of bipartisan bills that takes steps to protect vulnerable coastal communities from extreme weather events.

September 30, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Kim Discusses Path Forward
on Flooding Issues at Town Hall

WASHINGTON, DC – This weekend, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) held a town hall in Seaside Heights to discuss flooding and proposed changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that could have major impacts on communities throughout Ocean and Burlington counties.

September 5, 2019 In The News

Freshman Congressman Andy Kim held a town hall in Lacey Township Thursday to to take questions from local residents regarding the decommissioning of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant.

Kim, along with local elected officials and representatives from both the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Holtec, the company that owns the plant, heard from residents who were concerned about a number of issues pertaining to the process of shutting down the plant and safely transporting the spent nuclear fuel rods to a secure storage location.