Rep. Castor an Outstanding Leader for New House Climate Panel

WASHINGTON (Dec.20, 2018) – According to news reports today, the House Democratic leadership has asked longtime environmental leader Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) to chair a new select committee on climate change in the next Congress.

John Bowman, Senior Director for Federal Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, made this comment:

"Rep. Kathy Castor is an outstanding choice to help lead the House’s renewed focus on climate change. As a longtime environmental champion, few are better suited to help shine a bright light on the threats Americans face from the climate crisis and advance the solutions we urgently need.

“We look forward to working with her, and other congressional leaders, on measures that slow, stop and reverse dangerous climate change, and create economic prosperity for our future.”

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