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Energy and Environment

North Carolina’s landscape and environment are the heart of the state’s character. We all have a responsibility to be responsible stewards of our environment. North Carolina has seen first-hand that the health of the environment directly relates to the health of its citizens and economy. The preservation and restoration of the state’s natural landscapes ensures a clean, healthy environment for generations to come.

There is no denying that Climate Change and the rise in global temperatures results in extreme ecological changes. As a member of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, Congresswoman Adams is pushing for strong and proactive environmental policies that combat climate change, curb pollution, invest in renewable energy, and promote sustainable development solutions. She believes it’s time to start investing in more renewable energy sources and develop new green technologies. Investing in energy and the environment is effectively investing in the economy. 

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More on Energy and Environment

Oct 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during National Wildlife Refuge Week, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced the Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act. The Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act would prohibit interstate shipment of steel-jaw leghold and Conibear traps. This legislation will not supersede a state’s policies and regulations on trapping; it does, however, ensure that these two dangerous traps do not cross state lines.

Jul 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $60 million in funding for its largest-ever cohort of university-based Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), which assist small- and medium-sized manufacturers in reducing their carbon emissions and lowering energy costs, while training the next generation of energy-efficiency workers. The groundbreaking investment will help remove barriers to decarbonization across the manufacturing sector and advance the Biden Administration’s goal of achieving a clean energy economy.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswomen Alma Adams (NC-12) & Deborah Ross (NC-02) led the North Carolina Democratic delegation to request a full investigation into the May 7th cyber-attack on Colonial Pipeline in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Energy & Commerce, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Science,

Apr 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, advocating for the 12th District’s priorities in the forthcoming American Jobs Plan. 

Mar 25, 2021 Page

Deadline: April 14, 2021

If you are interested in submitting appropriations requests for Fiscal Year 2022, please find Rep. Adams’ forms below. All requests must be submitted before 6:00 PM on April 14, 2021.

Members of our community wishing to voice their support for funding for important federal programs may continue to do so through the Programmatic and Language Request Form below.

Feb 2, 2021 Press Release


This January in Congress has been unlike any other.

On the first Wednesday, an insurrection caused in no small part by the outgoing President breached the Capitol for the first time in over 200 years. On the second Wednesday, we voted for an impeachment necessitated by the attack the week before. 

On the third Wednesday, we celebrated the inauguration of a new President and a historic Vice President, but the day was very different due to the pandemic. The Biden-Harris Administration got to work immediately to improve our response to COVID-19.

Dec 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement celebrating President-elect Joe Biden's selection of Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Dec 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswomen Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) and Nita M. Lowey (NY-17) introduced the Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act.

Dec 1, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – While continuing to work for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in Washington, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will participate in a “Transit is the Future” forum tomorrow, Wednesday December 2. Her office will then host a “Holiday Resource Fair” on Thursday December 3.

May 15, 2020 Press Release
Washington – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement on her vote in favor of the HEROES Act, which passed the House of Representatives: