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September 20, 2022

Department of Energy Awards Funding Rep. Mike Levin Secured to Advance Consent-Based Storage of Nuclear Waste

Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is awarding $16 million Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) helped secure to communities that may be willing to host spent nuclear fuel, including the waste at San Onofre. At least six communities will receive funding to facilitate information gathering and public engagement on the potential to host spent nuclear fuel. "One of my top priorities since my first day in office has been moving the nuclear waste at San Onofre away from the region as quickly and s…  Continue Reading

September 20, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Local Literacy Program Founder as Constituent of the Month

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Edward Becerra, Founder of Education Begins in the Home and Vice President of Education of nonprofit, Empowering Latino Futures, is the September Constituent of the Month. Becerra's program, Education Begins in the Home, aims to increase literacy in the Latino community through access to free books. The program is one of several under non-profit Empowering Latino Futures, whose mission is to remove barriers to education…  Continue Reading

September 19, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Leads Letter Urging CPUC Not to Undermine Inflation Reduction Act Incentives by Imposing Punitive Rooftop Solar and Battery Fees

U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) led a Congressional letter with Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and 14 other colleagues urging the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) not to use the solar and renewable energy storage policies in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as justification for imposing new fees on rooftop solar and battery customers in the forthcoming Net Energy Metering 3.0 (NEM 3.0) proposal. With the CPUC expected to issue an updated NEM 3.0 proposal by the end of September, t…  Continue Reading

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May 04, 2022

Times of San Diego: ‘Gut Punch’: 3 Congress Members Tell Abortion Allies How They Really Feel

Rep. Mike Levin said he was "angry and disgusted." Rep. Scott Peters saw it as "something out of some horror/sci-fi movie." Rep. Sara Jacobs described a "gut punch." And county Supervisor Nora Vargas admitted being "pissed." Twenty-four hours after stunning news dropped about a draft opinion of the U.S Supreme Court spelling the end to a half-century of legal abortion in America, top Democrats channeled rage at a downtown rally Tuesday. But it was Loxie Gant, a 36-year-old activist for childre…  Continue Reading

May 04, 2022

San Clemente Times: News Next Door: Bipartisan Legislation Supports Desalination Research, Projects

New legislation that U.S. Reps. Mike Levin and Nancy Mace introduced late last month could provide more grant funding to the study and advancement of desalination technology, benefiting endeavors including the proposed Doheny Ocean Desalination Project in Dana Point. If enacted, H.R. 7612, or the Desalination Research Advancement Act, would increase the number of research grants the Bureau of Reclamation is authorized to fund, raising the cap from $5 million to $20 million per year through the …  Continue Reading

April 22, 2022

The Capistrano Dispatch: Efforts to Move Nuclear Fuel Out of SONGS Continue as Government Officials Note Progress

Rep. Mike Levin and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm met with Southern California Edison officials Thursday, April 21, at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) to review the decommissioned facility's safety measures. While there has not been tangible movement since DOE closed its request for information regarding the consent-based siting process to store the nation's spent nuclear fuel (SNF), the government figures left assured that Edison was properly containin…  Continue Reading

Op-Eds


March 31, 2022

Times of San Diego: Rep. Mike Levin: Our High Gas Prices Are Caused by Pandemic, Putin, and Price Gouging

There's no question we're all feeling pain from high gas prices. The average price of regular gas in California is now around $6.00 per gallon. While Americans are hurting, politicians and pundits are pointing fingers and oversimplifying the problem to serve their narrative of choice. It's counterproductive, and it's doing an incredible disservice to everyone who simply wants solutions. The reality is that high gas prices are a far more complex problem than the pundits would lead you to believ…  Continue Reading

January 07, 2022

Dana Point Times: The Levin Letter: A Year of Progress for South OC

As we begin 2022, I want to take a brief moment to recognize the challenges and progress our community and our country experienced last year. We began 2021 in one of the most challenging phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rate of COVID hospitalizations was at its highest point ever, and more than 10 million Americans were unemployed.  Since then, more than 200 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, we added nearly six million jobs, and the number of Americans filing for unemploym…  Continue Reading

October 19, 2021

Ban on new offshore drilling must stay in the Build Back Better Act

The oil spill off the coast of Southern California is an ecological and economic disaster. Estimates suggest that tens of thousands of gallons of oil have spilled from an offshore pipeline, and it has spread across the coasts of three counties. Dead birds and fish washed ashore, local beaches were closed, boaters were being asked to stay away, and all fishing was curtailed for the area. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time this has happened, and it won’t be the last as long as o…  Continue Reading

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