May 21, 2020 Press Release
“State and local leaders across the nation are working to adjust emergency and disaster response plans — particularly around potential evacuations — to consider options to maintain public health practices, like physical distancing and ensuring adequate supplies of personal protective equipment,” said Chair Castor.
May 20, 2020 Press Release
Trump Administration’s Push To Keep Current, Inadequate Standards Would Endanger Families
“The overwhelming weight of the science has demonstrated that air pollution not only damages the heart and lungs, but also increases the risk of premature birth, low-birth weight, diabetes, and cancer,” said Chair Castor during a public hearing on the EPA's particulate air pollution standards, which was held Wednesday morning via teleconference.
Apr 20, 2020 Press Release
“COVID-19 is shining a light on health disparities and the harsh impact of polluted air on American families. In concert with scientists, we will focus on solutions that ensure a just recovery for American families,” said Chair Kathy Castor.
Apr 16, 2020 Press Release
“Even as our nation battles a virus that ravages the lungs and can cause lethal respiratory issues, the Trump administration is shamefully dismantling more clean air protections that safeguard Americans,” said Chair Castor.
Apr 10, 2020 Press Release
In Letter, House Chairs Outline Urgent Concerns Over Trump's Political Attacks On Independent Watchdogs
“Unlike any President in modern history, President Trump has engaged in offensive and unjustified attacks against Inspectors General, criticizing them for following the law, and retaliating against them for telling the truth,” multiple House Chairs said in a joint letter.
Apr 3, 2020 Press Release
“Big Oil executives and President Trump should not be cutting deals to avoid environmental protections that safeguard the public health, the air we breathe and the water we drink - especially during a public health crisis. The Trump Administration also should not collude with polluters and other countries to artificially raise gas prices on American families and businesses,” said Chair Castor.
Mar 20, 2020 Press Release
In Letter To House Leaders, Select Committee Outlines Ways To Boost Clean Energy In COVID Response
"When the worst of the COVID crisis has passed and America goes back to work, climate solutions can help drive economic recovery," the members said in a joint letter.
Mar 16, 2020 Press Release
“For the past year, our Select Committee has been working on a congressional action plan to solve the climate crisis. We've met with more than 1,000 stakeholders, reviewed more than 700 detailed responses to our request for information, and were planning to release our comprehensive climate policy recommendations at the end of March. However, as Congress focuses on the important mission of protecting Americans from the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided today to postpone the release of our climate action plan.”
“By the looks of his proposed budget, President Trump wants to sideline American innovation while continuing to ignore the climate crisis. By discouraging investments in clean energy and eliminating necessary clean air and water protections, President Trump is proposing to make the climate crisis worse, not better. This budget proposal is further proof that the Trump administration will keep putting polluters and their profits over the health of the American people.”
"I'm proud to stand with environmental champion Gina McCarthy, who has devoted her professional career to public health and the public interest. As a former EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy developed innovative climate solutions and staunchly defended our right to clean air and water," said Congresswoman Castor.