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

Watch Live: https://youtu.be/r6dUiWiLark (YouTube) or https://bit.ly/2z6ol2H (Facebook)


Ben Beachy

Director, Living Economy Program

Sierra Club

Laszlo Varro

Chief Economist

International Energy Agency

Jason Walsh

Executive Director

BlueGreen Alliance

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

Watch Live: https://youtu.be/g6FW3SsjkJo (YouTube) or https://bit.ly/2Y8tvnc (Facebook)


Laura McCarthy

State Forester

New Mexico State Forestry Division

Mike Morgan


Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

Kimiko Barrett

Program Coordinator, Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire

Headwaters Economics

Thom Porter


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

Watch Live: https://youtu.be/DGaa_voYtDA (YouTube) or https://bit.ly/2Y8JuSv (Facebook)


Natalie Jaresko

Executive Director

Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico

Omar Marrero

Executive Director

Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority

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