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.)

Witnesses to be announced.

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

Witnesses to be announced.

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

Witnesses to be announced.

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

Witnesses to be announced.

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

Media Contact: Adam Sarvana, Grijalva

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