Building Back with Justice: Environmental Justice is Central to the American Jobs Plan, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, July 21, 2021   [open pdf - 269KB]

This is the July 21, 2021 hearing on "Building Back with Justice: Environmental Justice is Central to the American Jobs Plan," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Carolyn B. Maloney: "President Biden issued an executive order expressing his resolve to tackle climate change by creating good jobs and ensuring all agencies' decisions consider climate impacts. Executive Order 14008 contained a groundbreaking new policy with the potential to transform how we measure environmental harm and how we share economic opportunity across our country. Known as the Justice40 Initiative, President Biden has committed to ensuring that the communities most impacted by pollution receive at least 40 percent of the benefits of the Administration's ambitious infrastructure investments. President Biden made this goal a key part of the Build Back Better Plan in order to ensure that climate investments advance racial and economic justice. And getting this done right will be a key part of this committee's agenda because, for the many communities that have waited far too long for progress, this is a matter of life and death. [...] The Oversight Committee has a key role to play in this and stands ready to work with the White House and community partners to ensure Justice40 is fully implemented in the Build Back Better Climate Plan." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard Moore, Nicole Lee Ndumele, Harold Mitchell, Raya Salter, Michael Leon Guerrero, and Shay Hawkins.

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Serial No. 117-35
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