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E&C Announces Legislative Hearing on Environmental Justice Bills and the CLEAN Future Act

Apr 8, 2021
Press Release

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 legislative hearing on Thursday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) on several environmental justice proposals, including the provisions within the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act. The hearing is entitled, “The CLEAN Future Act and Environmental Justice: Protecting Frontline Communities.”

“It is a sad but inescapable fact that where you live in this country often determines the extent of the environmental health risks you face. Whether it be air pollution, waste disposal sites, or clean drinking water violations, frontline communities are repeatedly exposed to the worst health hazards, and climate change is only making matters worse,” Pallone and Tonko said. “We look forward to discussing how environmental justice provisions strengthen the CLEAN Future Act, give frontline communities a much-needed seat at the table, and ensure a clean future for everyone – regardless of zip code.”

This hearing will be conducted 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.

Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, the legislation to be discussed, witness list, testimony and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.