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Energy Subcommittee Announces Hearing on Improving Clean Energy Equity and Affordability

Sep 24, 2020
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) announced today that the Energy Subcommittee will hold a fully remote hearing on Thursday, October 1, at 10 a.m. (EDT) on ensuring vulnerable communities have access to clean, affordable energy. The hearing is entitled, "Generating Equity: Improving Clean Energy Access and Affordability."

“It’s well-established that communities of color, low-income communities and other vulnerable populations are disproportionately exposed to pollution, often because their neighborhood’s only source of energy generation is fossil fuels,” Pallone and Rush said. “We simply cannot allow the negative health impacts of pollution to continue to disproportionately fall on our most vulnerable Americans, so we must talk seriously about how to get cleaner sources of energy to these communities. Enacting policies that deliver them clean energy generation would not only improve public health, but would also lower vulnerable communities’ energy bills – a win-win they both desperately need and deserve.”

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.