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Aug 31, 2020 Press Release
"We know that air pollution is making the coronavirus crisis worse. Which is why the EPA must do a lot more to protect our air quality. Keeping the current ozone standard will fail to protect families in Florida and across the nation. The current standard has already made the air dangerous to breathe in communities across the country, including in my own home district," Chair Castor testified.
Aug 13, 2020 Press Release
“By eliminating requirements for oil and gas producers to detect and fix methane leaks, President Trump is taking the same oblivious and deadly approach he has taken throughout the coronavirus pandemic: ignoring experts, endangering families, and hoping the problem will simply solve itself,” said Chair Castor.
Jul 31, 2020 Press Release
"From investing in scientific research and energy innovation, to boosting funding for transit and infrastructure, my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee made sure taxpayer dollars will help communities across America become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. This funding will also help us mitigate the costly effects the climate crisis has on our nation, especially on vulnerable communities."
Jul 15, 2020 Press Release
“Shame on this president for continuing to turn his back on the health of American families. For decades, the National Environmental Policy Act has given vulnerable communities a means to protect their health and make their voices heard when polluters want to set up shop in their neighborhoods,” said Chair Castor.
Jun 30, 2020 Press Release
“Our plan will put people back to work and rebuild in a way that benefits all of us. That means environmental justice and our vulnerable communities are at the center of the solutions we propose. The health of our families and the air we breathe are at the heart of our plan. We chart the course to good-paying jobs in solar and wind energy, in manufacturing American-made electric vehicles, and in strengthening communities, so they are more resilient to flooding, extreme heat, intense hurricanes and wildfires.”
Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Chair Kathy Castor, members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and a group of special guests will join a virtual roundtable on Tuesday afternoon to discuss how climate solutions can help keep families healthy, advance environmental justice, and create more resilient communities.

Jun 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, June 30, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will join Chair Kathy Castor and members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis as they unveil a comprehensive congressional action plan to solve the climate crisis. The press conference will be held at 10:00 a.m.

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
“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.

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