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Jul 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold its first field hearing in Boulder, Colorado on August 1st, with a focus on the transition to clean energy. Additional information about the hearing, including a list of witnesses and webcast, will be posted to the committee's website.

Jun 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (June 24, 2019) - Earlier today, The Blue Green Alliance, a coalition of unions and environmental groups, released a set of principles for climate action. Below is a statement by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis:

Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (June 19, 2019) – The U.S. House today passed a key funding bill that includes important climate and energy provisions pressed by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL), Chair of the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
 

Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (June 19, 2019) – Earlier today the Trump Administration released its roll back of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, a set of policies introduced in 2015 to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.
 
Below is a statement from Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis:

Jun 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (June 6, 2019) – More than 40 Senators introduced the International Climate Accountability Act today, a companion bill to H.R.

May 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (May 31, 2019) - Tomorrow will mark two years since Donald Trump announced his intent to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. However, the Trump Administration cannot formally withdraw until November 4, 2020. Earlier this month, the House passed H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which would prevent Trump from leaving the agreement.

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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.