Chair Castor Applauds President Biden Upon Launch Of New Climate & EJ Screening Tool
WASHINGTON - Chair Kathy Castor of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released the following statement on Friday after the Biden Administration released a beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, which will help federal agencies ensure that environmental justice communities are benefiting from investments in climate solutions and clean energy:
“Once again, President Biden is delivering on his commitment to center environmental justice in initiatives to solve the climate crisis and revitalize our infrastructure,” said Chair Castor. “I applaud Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory and her team for their hard work on this innovative Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool. I look forward to working with President Biden’s team to perfect the tool during its initial deployment phase.”
The beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool can be found here.
A full release from the White House Council on Environmental Quality is available here.
- In June of 2020, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Democrats released the majority staff report Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America. This report provides a roadmap for Congress—a Climate Crisis Action Plan—to build a prosperous, clean energy economy that values workers, advances environmental justice, and is prepared to meet the challenges of the climate crisis.
- House Democrats have already passed more than 375 of the recommendations in the Climate Crisis Action Plan, and have successfully worked to turn over 200 of them into law.