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Jun 4, 2021 Press Release
Featuring mayors of cities on the front lines of the climate crisis, this hearing will focus on how the federal government can help reduce climate disaster risks in neighborhoods across America, while fostering innovation and community leadership.
May 20, 2021 Press Release
"President Biden is taking important steps to strengthen our resilience and reduce climate risks across America, outlining a plan to make sure taxpayer dollars are used to protect our communities and our economy before the next disaster strikes," said Chair Castor.
May 14, 2021 Press Release
This hearing will explore the ways that upgrading and expanding the electric grid can create jobs, integrate higher levels of renewable energy, boost grid reliability, and protect public health.
May 11, 2021 Press Release
"Expanding wind energy is a win-win-win for our nation, creating jobs, powering communities, and helping decarbonize one of the largest sources of pollution in the United States," said Chair Castor.
May 6, 2021 Press Release
“Protecting America's lands and waters is a crucial way to create new jobs, advance environmental justice, and ensure cleaner air and water for rural, urban, and Tribal communities across America,” said Chair Castor.
May 5, 2021 Press Release
The briefing will focus on new research that warns of the potential for “rapid and unstoppable sea-level rise” if the world fails to meet the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.

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Aug 9, 2021 Opinion Piece
"We’ve known for years that we are in a race against time. We’ve run out of time. Now, every bit of pollution — and every fraction of a degree — counts," writes Chair Castor in the New York Times.
Apr 20, 2021 Opinion Piece
Just as past presidents led our allies through major global crises, President Biden is poised to build a new era of American leadership to guide the rest of the world into a clean energy future, with good-paying jobs and technological innovation.
Apr 12, 2021 Opinion Piece
It’s time we make the right investments that will power our 21st century economy, putting Americans to work and helping us reach net zero as fast as the science requires.