Press Releases

Oct 20, 2020 Press Release
Bold Climate Action In Sunshine State Could Prevent More Than 100,000 Deaths And 40,000 Emergency Room Visits And Hospitalizations Over Next 50 Years, According To New Oversight Report
Bold Climate Action In Sunshine State Could Prevent More Than 100,000 Deaths And 40,000 Emergency Room Visits And Hospitalizations Over Next 50 Years, According To New Oversight Report
Oct 14, 2020 Press Release
As Americans continue to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, the House Democratic Caucus and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will host a discussion on how the worsening climate and environmental racism are contributing to inequality in health outcomes in Latino and Hispanic communities, as evidenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 24, 2020 Press Release
"Today's bipartisan legislative package addresses more than 50 recommendations in the Climate Crisis Action Plan we released this summer, including energy innovation and technology transfer, building efficiency, clean electricity and transportation, industrial decarbonization, environmental justice, workforce development and labor protections, and scientific integrity," said Chair Castor.
Sep 15, 2020 Press Release
As Wildfires And Floods Threaten Millions, GOP Leader McCarthy Offers Nothing On Climate If Republicans Regain Majority
"House Republicans remain completely unprepared and unwilling to solve the worsening climate crisis. Even as the West Coast is engulfed in smoke caused by climate-fueled wildfires, and as the Gulf Coast prepares for more historic flooding with Hurricane Sally, House Republicans refuse to even acknowledge the climate crisis in their policy agenda," said Chair Castor.
Aug 31, 2020 Press Release
Trump's EPA Refuses To Bolster Clean Air Protections As It Continues To Side With Polluters
"We know that air pollution is making the coronavirus crisis worse. Which is why the EPA must do a lot more to protect our air quality. Keeping the current ozone standard will fail to protect families in Florida and across the nation. The current standard has already made the air dangerous to breathe in communities across the country, including in my own home district," Chair Castor testified.
Aug 13, 2020 Press Release
With Pandemic Still Ravaging Communities, Trump's EPA Slogs On With Polluting Agenda
“By eliminating requirements for oil and gas producers to detect and fix methane leaks, President Trump is taking the same oblivious and deadly approach he has taken throughout the coronavirus pandemic: ignoring experts, endangering families, and hoping the problem will simply solve itself,” said Chair Castor.
Jul 31, 2020 Press Release
"From investing in scientific research and energy innovation, to boosting funding for transit and infrastructure, my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee made sure taxpayer dollars will help communities across America become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. This funding will also help us mitigate the costly effects the climate crisis has on our nation, especially on vulnerable communities."
Jul 15, 2020 Press Release
Trump Continues To Endanger Public Health, Silence Voices in Communities of Color, Sock It to the Pocketbooks of American Families
“Shame on this president for continuing to turn his back on the health of American families. For decades, the National Environmental Policy Act has given vulnerable communities a means to protect their health and make their voices heard when polluters want to set up shop in their neighborhoods,” said Chair Castor.
Jun 30, 2020 Press Release
Plan Would Put Americans Back To Work, Save Lives, And Help the United States Reach Net Zero By 2050
“Our plan will put people back to work and rebuild in a way that benefits all of us. That means environmental justice and our vulnerable communities are at the center of the solutions we propose. The health of our families and the air we breathe are at the heart of our plan. We chart the course to good-paying jobs in solar and wind energy, in manufacturing American-made electric vehicles, and in strengthening communities, so they are more resilient to flooding, extreme heat, intense hurricanes and wildfires.”
Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Chair Kathy Castor, members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and a group of special guests will join a virtual roundtable on Tuesday afternoon to discuss how climate solutions can help keep families healthy, advance environmental justice, and create more resilient communities.

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