Rep. Castor Welcomes Release of the Equitable and Just Climate Platform

Jul 18, 2019
Press Release
Statement from U.S. rep. Kathy Castor, Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2019) - Earlier today, more than 70 environmental justice advocates and national environmental organizations released the Equitable and Just National Climate Platform, a shared vision for securing “economic, racial, climate, and environmental justice to improve the public health and well-being of all communities, while tackling the climate crisis.”
Below is a statement by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis:

“Solving the climate crisis requires confronting injustice and racism. As we move to a 100% clean energy economy, we need to make sure it works for everyone and that we prioritize improving public health and economic security in frontline communities. These are tough issues, and these diverse advocates across America have put in significant work developing a shared vision for a more just, equitable future for communities of color and working families who deserve quality, family-sustaining jobs. I’m looking forward to meeting with all of them and my colleagues and I are going to keep these principles front and center as we develop our climate plan.” 


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