Aug 12, 2022 Press Release
Heads To President Biden's Desk; Invests Hundreds of Billions For Clean Energy & Climate Solutions
“The Inflation Reduction Act is by far the largest and most consequential legislation we've passed to address the costly climate crisis. It will usher in an era of clean energy innovation that will lower costs, create family-sustaining jobs, and make our communities more resilient. It will reduce our dependence on expensive fossil fuels and clean up our air, as we reduce pollution and move closer to net zero. And it will empower American workers to lead the global clean economy, as we produce more of our energy here in America, bolster our energy independence, and strengthen our domestic manufacturing supply chain,” said Chair Castor.
This hearing will examine challenges facing Oregon’s coastal communities and ecosystems due to the climate crisis and opportunities for the federal government to help state, local, and Tribal partners build resilient, climate-ready coasts.
Jul 28, 2022 Press Release
“The CHIPS and Science Act is another big step in our fight to lower energy costs and reduce America’s dependence on expensive fossil fuels,” said Chair Castor.
Jul 15, 2022 Press Release
Chair Kathy Castor, members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and others will gather at the House Triangle this Friday, July 15, at 1:30p.m. to give remarks on the future of climate action in the U.S. Congress.
Jul 1, 2022 Press Release
"At a time when Big Oil CEOs are price gouging consumers at the gas pump and hoarding nearly 9,000 unused drilling permits, we simply cannot afford to give them any more handouts,” said Chair Castor.
Jun 30, 2022 Press Release
"By hamstringing the EPA’s ability to reduce pollution, the Supreme Court is endangering public health so it can give fossil fuel corporations another handout, brought to you by the extreme, court-packing Republicans who are also blocking clean energy legislation in Congress," said Chair Castor.
"As we wrap up National Ocean Month, the Biden-Harris Administration is ramping up ocean climate action with an important initiative to boost coastal resilience, restore habitats, and clean up marine debris," said Chair Castor.
Jun 21, 2022 Press Release
"I'm grateful to Chair McCollum for tackling this threat with a $2.5 billion investment, which will boost climate preparedness, expand energy efficiency, and help our troops complete their missions with cutting-edge innovation," Chair Castor said.
Jun 17, 2022 Press Release
This hearing will review community perspectives on the public health, climate, jobs, and economic benefits of cutting methane pollution from oil and gas infrastructure.
"As the impacts of climate change continue to drive increasingly severe economic disruption and loss, investors are intensifying their demands for information regarding the legal, technological, and market changes from these impacts and the global transition to a net-zero economy," the letter reads.