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Advancing Environmental Justice Through Climate Action, Hearing Before the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, July 15, 2021   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the July 15, 2021 hearing on "Advancing Environmental Justice Through Climate Action," held before the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. From the opening statement of Kathy Castor: "There is no denying it: We are in a climate crisis, and we must act boldly to keep temperatures in check as we help our neighborhoods to adapt to threats that are already here. From scorching heat waves to stronger storms, the climate crisis affects each community differently, but its worst effects are felt by Americans in environmental justice communities, which include communities of color, low-income communities, and indigenous communities. That is why environmental justice must be at the center of climate action. It is why environmental justice is the cornerstone of our climate crisis action plan. And it is why today we will focus on advancing environmental justice through climate action." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Catherine Coleman Flowers, Nikki Cooley, Derrick Hollie, and R. Jisung Park.

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Serial No. 117-7
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2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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