REMINDER: Natural Resources Committee Hearing This Wednesday Kicks Off Month of Climate Change Action

Washington, D.C. – The Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing on climate change and impacted communities at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Longworth 1324 on Capitol Hill. The hearing, led by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and titled Climate Change: Impacts and the Need to Act, kicks off a month of climate change hearings in the Committee and its subcommittees.

The Wednesday morning event can be viewed via livestream at http://bit.ly/2UD53Hp

As with all Committee hearings, the event is open to press and the public. Members of the media interested in attending and scheduling interviews with members or witnesses should email katie.schafer@mail.house.gov or call (202) 225-6065.

Details for tomorrow’s hearing and full schedule for Natural Resources climate change hearings in the month of February are available below.

Feb. 6 – Full Committee Climate Change Hearing

Majority Witnesses

Panel 1
The Honorable Roy Cooper
Governor of North Carolina
The Honorable Charlie Baker
Governor of Massachusetts

Panel 2
Dr. Kim Cobb
Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ms. Nadia Nazar
Co-Founder, Associate Director, and Art Director, Zero Hour Movement
Co-organizer of the Youth Climate March
Ms. Elizabeth Yeampierre,
Executive Director, UPROSE
Steering Committee Co-Chair of the Climate Justice Alliance
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. 
President, Hip Hop Caucus
Member of the Advisory Board of The Climate Mobilization
Ms. Paula DiPerna
Special Advisor, CPD North America

Minority Witnesses

Derrick Hollie
President, Reaching America
Dr. Judith A. Curry
President, Climate Forecast Applications Network

Feb. 7 – Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (2:00 p.m.)

Majority Witnesses

Dr. Deborah Bronk, President and CEO, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine
Carol Browner, Former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Beth Casoni, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association, Scituate, Mass.
Angela Chalk, Executive Director of Healthy Community Services, New Orleans, La.
Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess and Head-of-State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, St. Helena Island, S.C.

Minority Witnesses

Dr. David R. Legates, Professor of Climatology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Dr. Kevin Dayaratna, Senior Statistician and Research Programmer, Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Feb. 12 – Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Hearing on Climate Change (10:00 a.m.)

Majority Witnesses

Mr. Brandon Dennison, Founder and CEO, Coalfield Development Corporation, Wayne, West Virginia 
Ms. Sarah Shrader, Owner and Co-Founder, Bonsai Design, Grand Junction, Colorado 
Ms. Chandra Farley, Director, Just Energy; Partnership for Southern Equity, Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Peter Hille, President, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, Berea, Kentucky 

Minority Witness

Dr. Joseph Mason, Professor, Department of Finance, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Mr. Bill Bissett, President and CEO, Huntington Regional Chamber Of Commerce, Huntington, West Virginia 

Feb. 12 – Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Hearing on Climate Change (2:00 p.m.)

Majority Witnesses

Mr. Verlon Jose, Vice-Chairman, Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona
Mr. Tyson Johnston, Vice President, Quinault Indian Nation, Washington 
Ms. Jennine Jordan, Government Relations Liaison, Calista Corporation, Alaska 
Dr. Shirley Buzzard, President, The Building Resilient Communities for Climate Extremes (BRACE) Institute, Washington, D.C. 

Feb. 13 – Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Hearing on Climate Change (10:00 a.m.)

Majority Witnesses

Dr. Patrick Gonzalez, University of California, Berkeley 
Dr. Lara Hansen, EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Mr. Hans Cole, Patagonia, Inc., Ventura, Calif. 

Minority Witness

Elaine Oneil, Oneil Forest Research and Management, Tenino, Wash.

Feb. 26 – Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing on Climate Change (2:00 p.m.)

Chris Borland, Retired NFL player
Mr. Ryan Hampton, Founder, Voices Project 
Ms. Alexandra Precup 
Dr. David Michaels, Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University 

As part of Chair Grijalva’s efforts to learn more about how climate change is impacting the American people, he recently launched an online tool for the public to share climate change stories at https://naturalresources.house.gov/climate-change.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the conversation on social media with the hashtag #ActOnClimate.

Press Contact

Adam Sarvana, Grijalva

(202) 225-6065 or (202) 578-6626 mobile