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Impacts of Climate Change on Tribal Communities, Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States of the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, February 12, 2019   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the February 12, 2019 oversight hearing titled "Impacts of Climate Change on Tribal Communities," held before the House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States of the Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Ruben Gallego: "Today, we will focus specifically on the impacts that climate change is having on tribal communities. These communities are on the front lines of the climate change battle, and despite contributing almost nothing to climate change, they face some of the worst impacts. From floods and wildfire, to drought and rising sea levels, indigenous peoples face existential threats to their traditional way of life, including disruptions of subsistence hunting and fishing, as well as their commercial activities and tourism enterprises. This is especially true for tribes along coastal areas, who are already seeing changes in their lands, including the Quinault Nation, whose people live on the front lines of extreme weather risks, from flooding to tsunamis." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Shirley Buzzard, Tyson Johnston, Jennine Jordan, and Verlon Jose.

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Serial No. 116-4
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2019
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Public Domain
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