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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.
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
“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.

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Opinion Pieces

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.
Oct 29, 2020 Opinion Piece
As chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, I’m passionate about finding common-sense climate solutions to help our country move forward.