Green Recovery Plans for the COVID-19 Crisis, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, September 23, 2020   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the September 23, 2020 hearing on "Green Recovery Plans for the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] Crisis," held before the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of William Keating: "In the near term, we must support the communities hardest hit by this temporary crisis, and for the longer term we must begin planning a more sustainable and sensible economic recovery, one that harnesses American ingenuity, one that will leave us more economically secure and advance our environmental and public health. As we speak, unprecedented wildfires, storms, floods are ravaging our country, destroying homes, lives, and livelihoods. How much death and destruction from a changing climate will we watch before we act? The choice before us is obvious. We could continue throwing money at short-term fixes, Band-Aids that throw away money on these solutions that cannot possibly solve the problems of our 21st century communities. Or we could invest strategically in technologies, the ideas and the initiatives that buoy our economy and develop jobs and industries to stabilize the financial crisis sparked by this pandemic and create safer, healthier, more sustainable communities for decades and generations to come." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Rachel Kyte, John E. Morton, Jonas Nahm, and Dalibor Rohac.

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