Environment & Climate Change Subcommittee Announces First Committee Hearing on Climate Change in Six Years
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 hearing on climate change on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10 am in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing, entitled “Time for Action: Addressing the Environmental & Economic Effects of Climate Change,” is the first Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on climate change since 2013 when Republicans held a hearing critical of the Climate Action Plan.
“It is long past time for this Committee to begin seriously examining how climate change is affecting our communities, environment and economy, and take action to reduce its harmful effects,” Pallone and Tonko said. “The science has been indisputably clear for years now – climate change is real and caused by human activity including burning fossil fuels. We are committed to combating climate change and standing up for those left to suffer in its wake. This will be the first of many hearings on this growing global crisis.”
Click HERE to watch Tonko’s video announcement on the upcoming hearing.
Information for this hearing, including the Majority Memorandum, witness list and testimony, and a live webcast, will be posted HERE as they become available.