Next Week’s Schedule: Sustainable Economic Recovery on Tuesday, Pandemic Wildfire Risks on Wednesday, Coronavirus in Puerto Rico on Thursday
Washington, D.C. – The House Natural Resources Committee is hosting two livestreamed forums and a livestreamed hearing next week. The Thursday event will be the first fully remote virtual hearing in the Committee’s 215-year history.
Tuesday, June 9
On Tuesday, June 9, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a forum on how best to build a pro-jobs, pro-environment economy after the coronavirus pandemic has subsided.
The need for sustainable economic reconstruction is starting to unite labor, environmental advocates and elected officials around the country, and public support for more clean energy investments and other pro-environment measures has remained high through the pandemic.
The forum will examine the importance of a comprehensive national strategy to create jobs and generate long-term environmental benefits.
Title: After Coronavirus: Building a Prosperous, Environmentally Friendly Economy
When: 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
Director, Living Economy Program
International Energy Agency
Wednesday, June 10
On Wednesday, June 10, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands and vice chair of the full Committee, will lead a forum on how the spread of coronavirus may impact wildfire suppression in high risk areas.
Title: Examining Coronavirus Impacts on Wildland Fire Operations and Vulnerable Communities
When: 2:00 p.m. Eastern time
New Mexico State Forestry Division
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
Program Coordinator, Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Thursday, June 11
On Thursday, June 11, Chair Grijalva will lead a fully remote virtual hearing – the first in the Committee’s 215-year history – on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the implementation of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), the law that governs the ongoing oversight and restructuring of Puerto Rico’s public debt, among other issues.
Title: PROMESA Implementation during the Coronavirus Pandemic
When: 3:30 p.m. Eastern time
Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority
Media Contact: Adam Sarvana
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