U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology

06/30/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/30/2020 13:30

Chairwoman Johnson Applauds Climate Crisis Committee Action Plan

June 30, 2020

Chairwoman Johnson Applauds Climate Crisis Committee Action Plan

(Dallas, TX) - Earlier this morning, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a comprehensive framework of climate policy recommendations called, 'Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.'

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) made the following statement.

'I would like to congratulate the Members and staff of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on creating a strong, comprehensive action plan for the U.S. government to address and combat climate change. The recommendations in this plan are the first step to set our country on a path to grow our economy, while also protecting the health of all Americans and the environment.

'As the Chairwoman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, addressing the challenge of climate change by listening to and working with the scientific community, the environmental community, and constructive partners in the private sector has been one of my top priorities. In fact, the first hearings I have held each session since becoming Chair have focused on understanding the state of climate science and finding innovative mitigation and adaptation strategies to address the climate crisis. Additionally, the Science Committee has committed to passing bipartisan legislation that invests in nearly all forms of clean energy R&D, consistent with the recommendations in this thoughtful report, as well as innovative research into ocean acidification and plastic waste reduction. I look forward to passing that legislation into law very soon so we can begin to develop abundant strategies to reach a net-zero carbon emission America.'