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Apr 10, 2020 Press Release
“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
"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.”
Feb 10, 2020 Press Release
“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.”
Jan 30, 2020 Press Release
"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.

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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.