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Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Announces Hearing on Need for a Climate-Focused Economic Recovery

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) announced today that the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee will hold a fully remote hearing on Wednesday, September 16, at 10 a.m. (EDT) on the need for an ambitious economic recovery plan that is centered around climate action. The hearing is entitled, “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Opportunities for an Equitable, Low-Carbon Recovery.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our economy.  Families across the country are hurting and in desperate need of new, good-paying jobs that won’t get shipped overseas or disappear out from under them,” Pallone and Tonko said. “This economic crisis demands a strong federal response — one that takes care to improve the well-being of all communities across the country and creates a cleaner, more equitable and just economy.  Recovery measures should put the United States on the path to a low-carbon future.  Economic growth and climate action go hand-in-hand, and we look forward to discussing the benefits of fostering a low-carbon economic recovery.”

This hearing will take place remotely via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

Additional information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, testimony and the live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.

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