Energy and Environment

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett sends Letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Disagreeing with its Denial of Governor Mapp’s Request for the Extension of 100 Percent Cost Share for the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power Program

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), William B. Long: “Today I sent a letter to FEMA expressing my disappointment in their decision to deny the request from the Governor to extend ... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Two Grants from the Department of Interior

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding two grants from the Department of Interior that will streamline the coordination of recovery on St. Croix and to expand water storage capacity and upgrade irrigation systems in support of farmers on St. Thomas. “Today I a... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Says the Federal Government Must Not Forget What Happened in the Virgin Islands

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement to discuss the need for renewed action and accountability for the federal hurricane recovery response in the U.S. Virgin Islands: “Our hearts are with the families along the Carolina coast and in the affected inland areas as they b... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces $1.8 Million Federal Grant from FEMA for the Virgin Islands to Help with the Hurricane Recovery Efforts

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding a $1.8 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal grant for the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands associated with Hurricanes Maria and Irma: “Today the U.S. Depart... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces $52,625 Federal Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding a $52,625 grant for the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands: “Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $52,625 grant to the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources to prevent petrole... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Leads Letter to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to Press the Need for More Resilient Energy Infrastructure in the Virgin Islands

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), William B. Long: “I would like to thank the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for their efforts to support communities in the United S... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Looks Forward to Leading Members from The House Energy and Commerce Committee to the U.S. Virgin Islands to Discuss and View the Recent Impacts of Hurricane Maria and Irma

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Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding the upcoming House Energy and Commerce Committee bipartisan congressional delegation to the US Virgin Islands to survey hurricane damage and speak with local officials on how Congress can continue to support the relief and re... Read more »

Plaskett to Host Congressional Oversight Hearing on Hurricane Recovery Efforts in the Virgin Islands

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ST. CROIX - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a member of the House Government and Reform Committee, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and the Environment released the following statement concerning the upcoming Congressional Oversight Field Hearing in Cruz Bay, St. John. “I am pleased to welcome my colleagues on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subco... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett applauds Senator Bernie Sanders for Introducing the Just Rebuild for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Act of 2017

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WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment released the following statement regarding the introduction of ‘The Just Rebuild for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Act of 2017’ by Senator Bernie Sanders: “On September 6th, Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms of the century, destroyed th... Read more »

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces “Fund for the Virgin Islands” to Help Residents Recovering from the Effects of Hurricane Irma

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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett is sharing the following information about the recent fund setup by The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands to help Virgin Islanders recover from Hurricane Irma: “The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has started the FUND FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. The purpose of this fund is to provide monies for critical needs in the Virgin Islan... Read more »