Press Releases

Jun 4, 2021 Press Release
Featuring mayors of cities on the front lines of the climate crisis, this hearing will focus on how the federal government can help reduce climate disaster risks in neighborhoods across America, while fostering innovation and community leadership.
May 20, 2021 Press Release
New Executive Order Addresses Climate-Related Financial Risk, Safeguards Federal Budget
"President Biden is taking important steps to strengthen our resilience and reduce climate risks across America, outlining a plan to make sure taxpayer dollars are used to protect our communities and our economy before the next disaster strikes," said Chair Castor.
May 14, 2021 Press Release
This hearing will explore the ways that upgrading and expanding the electric grid can create jobs, integrate higher levels of renewable energy, boost grid reliability, and protect public health.
May 11, 2021 Press Release
First Of Its Kind U.S. Large-Scale Offshore Wind Project Will Power Up To 400,000 Homes, Businesses
"Expanding wind energy is a win-win-win for our nation, creating jobs, powering communities, and helping decarbonize one of the largest sources of pollution in the United States," said Chair Castor.
May 6, 2021 Press Release
Biden-Harris Administration's 30x30 Conservation Push Makes Progress On Climate Crisis Action Plan
“Protecting America's lands and waters is a crucial way to create new jobs, advance environmental justice, and ensure cleaner air and water for rural, urban, and Tribal communities across America,” said Chair Castor.
May 5, 2021 Press Release
The briefing will focus on new research that warns of the potential for “rapid and unstoppable sea-level rise” if the world fails to meet the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
Apr 22, 2021 Press Release
New Target Would Reduce U.S. Greenhouse Gas Pollution By Half Over Next Decade
“We are ready to work with President Biden to unleash clean energy technologies, good-paying jobs, and American innovation as we make progress on his ambitious goal to reduce our emissions by half over the next decade,” said Chair Castor.
Apr 16, 2021 Press Release
This hearing will explore the ways that climate action can drive economic growth and create good-paying jobs in the United States.
Apr 9, 2021 Press Release
The hearing will explore the changes we are seeing in climate, the efforts underway to study those changes, and the economic risks and impacts the climate crisis poses to labor supply, human health, and the American economy.
Mar 31, 2021 Press Release
President Biden's Plan Will Put Americans To Work Building A Modern, More Resilient Infrastructure
"Whether it's electricians, steelworkers, plumbers or pipefitters, we are ready to unleash the potential for American workers to build a modern, more resilient infrastructure - one that will protect families and small businesses from the growing costs of the climate crisis," said Chair Castor.