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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01)

May 1, 2020

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House Natural Resources Committee is hosting a livestreamed roundtable on Tuesday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Trump administration’s push to deregulate the fossil fuel industry and other heavy polluters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will focus on the lack of public input on major regulatory decisions and the impacts of the administration’s push to cut deals for its political allies while public scrutiny is severely limited.

The event is the fourth in an ongoing series of livestreamed forums and roundtables the Committee is hosting on coronavirus impacts on at-risk populations. Previous events focused on the failed federal response in Indian Country; the need for additional assistance and sustained relief in environmental justice communities and low income communities; and the still unmet needs of residents in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories weeks after the initial outbreak was announced.

Title: Behind the Curtain: The Trump Administration’s Fossil Fuel Agenda During the Pandemic

When: 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, May 5

Speakers

  • Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.)
  • Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), vice chair
  • Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), chair, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
  • Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), chair, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Christy Goldfuss 
    • Senior Vice President, Energy and Environment Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Kyle Herrig 
    • President, Accountable.US
  • Sara Imperiale 
    • Senior Attorney, Environmental Justice, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Dr. Kim Cobb 
    • Georgia Power Chair and Director, Global Change Program, Georgia Institute of Technology

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