Discussion Draft of H.R. ____, 'Insular Area Climate Change Act', Legislative Hearing Before the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, March 4, 2021   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the March 4, 2021 legislative hearing on "Discussion Draft of H.R. ____, 'Insular Area Climate Change Act'," held before the House Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Raul M. Grijalva: "The Committee is meeting today to receive testimony on legislation authored to address issues related to our planet's changing climate and the impact it is having on our insular areas. [...] U.S. territories and Freely Associated States, also known as U.S.- affiliated insular areas, are on the front lines of the climate change crisis. In recent years, some territories have experienced major natural disasters stemming from climate change, including Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria in 2017, and Typhoon Yutu in 2018. Insular areas face sea-level rise, coastal erosion, temperature increases, and droughts like other jurisdictions. Nevertheless, insular areas experience additional vulnerabilities, such as an unequal access to Federal programs, an over-reliance on petroleum, and an existing infrastructure that fails to meet new hazard-mitigation codes." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Zena Grecni, Rafael A. Machargo Maldonado, Ada Monzon, Jean-Pierre L. Oriol, Austin Shelton, and Gerald M. Zackios.

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Serial No. 117-1
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