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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.
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.

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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.