Energy and Environment

PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)’S RECENT ACTION TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDS FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry June 22, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)’S RECENT ACTION TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDS FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statemen...

PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON EPA DECISION TO PAUSE LIMETREE BAY REFINERY OPERATIONS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry May 14, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT ON EPA DECISION TO PAUSE LIMETREE BAY REFINERY OPERATIONS St. Croix, USVI – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the EPA’s recent decision to pause operations at the Limetree Bay Refinery on St. Croix: “My office has been in discussions with ...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $3,000,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND MARINE FISHERY PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY COVID–19

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 29, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $3,000,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND MARINE FISHERY PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY COVID–19 Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 2053, THE RESILIENCY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2021, TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY AS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS REBUILD

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT INTRODUCES H.R. 2053, THE RESILIENCY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2021, TO IMPROVE RESILIENCY AS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS REBUILD Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding H.R. 2053, the Resiliency Enhancement Act of 2021, legislation recently introduced in the House of Representatives to allow the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico t...

HOUSE PASSES PLASKETT BILL TO DESIGNATE ST. CROIX AS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 26, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT HOUSE PASSES PLASKETT BILL TO DESIGNATE ST. CROIX AS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the passage of her legislation, the St. Croix National Heritage Area Act, included in H.R. 803, the Protecting America’s Wilderness a...

PLASKETT AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO DELIVER BOLD RELIEF FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - INCLUDING $584 MILLION TO VIRGIN ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 26, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO DELIVER BOLD RELIEF FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - INCLUDING $584 MILLION TO VIRGIN ISLANDS GOVERNMENT Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R.1319): “The coronaviru...

CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT APPLAUDS THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE’S PROGRESS IN CANEEL BAY ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry February 16, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT APPLAUDS THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE’S PROGRESS IN CANEEL BAY ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the next phase of environmental assessments at Caneel Bay being conducted by the National Park Service...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $113,000,000.00 FEMA GRANT V.I. WATER AND POWER AUTHORITY / ST JOHN

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 22, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $113,000,000.00 FEMA GRANT V.I. WATER AND POWER AUTHORITY / ST JOHN Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding $113,449,904.55 in federal funding to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) for el...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2020

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry December 10, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2020 Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passage of S. 1811, the final Water Resources Development Act of 2020 ...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO FEMA GRANTS TOTALING $7 MILLION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 30, 2020 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES TWO FEMA GRANTS TOTALING $7 MILLION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding two grants totaling $7 million for the US Virgin Islands: “Today the U.S. Federal Emergency Manag...