EDF Praises Selection of Rep. Kathy Castor as Chair of Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Statement of Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund

December 28, 2018
Keith Gaby, kgaby@edf.org, (202) 572-3336


"The choice of Rep. Kathy Castor to chair the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis demonstrates Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's commitment to tackling climate change. Congresswoman Castor is a skilled legislator who understands the danger we face from climate change. We look forward to working with the Select Committee to focus on bold solutions that meet the scale of this enormous challenge, strengthen our economy and build on effective ideas developed in the states and around the world.

"As the recent National Climate Assessment made starkly clear, we must act quickly and ambitiously to reduce climate pollution. With the Trump administration ignoring this threat to our country, we are pleased that the new House of Representatives -- led by Nancy Pelosi and powered by committee leaders and the strong voices of new members – is choosing action over surrender.

"We are also heartened by the commitment of incoming Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, and the leaders of other relevant committees, to move the House toward legislative solutions that benefit our economy, protect our children and secure a livable planet for the future."

- Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs, Environmental Defense Fund

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