Rep. Ellison is committed to the protection and stewardship of the natural resources that enable Americans to enjoy clean air, drink clean water, and eat food without toxins. It is this commitment to sustainable environmental practices that led him to help found Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota (EJAM), which focuses on resolving environmental issues that lead to health disparities in communities of color.
The State of Minnesota is known for its waterways—especially its lakes—and its enjoyment of outdoor activities. Keith has introduced legislation to protect Minnesota’s waterways as the state addresses the potential invasion of the destructive Asian carp.
The congressman has introduced or supported legislation that addresses the challenge of global warming, protects the landmark Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, and promotes a green economy by increasing our investment in green technology.