Feb 18, 2022 Press Release
“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.
Legislation Would Identify Air Pollution ‘Hotspots’, Increase Community Engagement
“Environmental justice is at the center of our plan to solve the climate crisis, and that begins with ensuring clean air for vulnerable Americans,” said Chair Castor.
As Congress debates a path forward on significant climate legislation, the co-chairs held a virtual briefing yesterday to highlight how electrification for homes, commercial buildings, and vehicles has broad support and is one of the most practical actions to address the climate crisis, lower costs for American families, create jobs, and improve indoor air quality.
Feb 10, 2022 Press Release
This hearing will review Bipartisan Infrastructure Law policies and investments that would improve grid resilience and consider which additional climate investments are needed.
Feb 4, 2022 Press Release
“The America COMPETES Act will strengthen supply chains for U.S. solar manufacturing, invest in critical equipment for our electric grid, and help train the next generation of clean energy workers,” said Chair Castor.
Lawmakers’ request follows recent announcement by USPS that only 10 percent of the United States Postal Service’s new fleet of mail trucks will be battery-powered
“After an unjustifiable, truncated, and deficient process, it is unacceptable that the USPS intends to cling to an overwhelmingly fossil-fuel powered fleet whose emissions are endangering our planet,” write the Representatives and Senators.
The hearing will examine how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Build Back Better Act would attract new investment to the United States to clean up hard-to-decarbonize sectors, expand domestic supply chains and manufacturing of climate solutions, and create good-paying jobs.
Jan 28, 2022 Press Release
Judge Invalidates Largest Offshore Lease In History; Demands Climate Impacts Be Taken Into Account
“This is a major victory for our climate, for our public health, and especially for vulnerable communities like my own across the Gulf Coast,” said Chair Castor.
Jan 25, 2022 Press Release
163 Members and 29 Senators Join Push Led By Chairs Castor, Pallone & Carper
“Once again, Democrats are standing up for the right of every American to breathe clean air, while Republicans shamelessly side with polluter profits over the health of our families,” said Chair Castor.
Jan 12, 2022 Press Release
"Today’s launch of the Building a Better Grid Initiative takes important steps to upgrade and expand the electric grid so that more Americans can benefit from affordable and abundant clean energy," said Chair Castor.