Haaland to Take First Steps on Her Climate Agenda at Hearing

February 6, 2019
Press Release
Natural Resources Committee on Feb. 6 on Climate Change Will Feature Governors, Youth Leader, Climate and Environmental Justice Advocates

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, will take the first steps on her climate change agenda at an open hearing. The committee will host two panels tomorrow to address climate change and its impacts on communities, natural resources, and economic well-being.

Everyone is welcome to join the conversation using #ActOnClimate. Live stream of the hearing is available here.


House Committee on Natural Resources Vice Chair Deb Haaland

Panel 1: Governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper, Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker

Panel 2: Dr. Kim Cobb, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology;  Nadia Nazar,  Co-Founder, Associate Director, and Art Director, Zero Hour Movement and Co-organizer of the Youth Climate March; Elizabeth Yeampierre, UPROSE Executive Director Steering Committee Co-Chair of the Climate Justice Alliance;Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., Hip Hip Caucus President and Member of the Advisory Board of the Climate Mobilization; Paula DiPerna, CPD North America Special Advisor; Derrick Hollie, Reaching America; Dr. Judith Curry, Climate Forecast Applications Network


Committee on Natural Resources Climate Change Hearing


8:00 am MT / 10:00am ET on Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Longworth House Office Building Room 1324 and online here

Congresswoman Deb Haaland is working to make New Mexico a leader in addressing climate change while boosting the renewable energy economy through her role as Vice Chair of the Natural Resources Committee. Last week she advocated for the expansion of the Bears Ears Monument and supported the New Mexico’s HB 15 for renewable energy standards. The congresswoman continues to support new legislation, including the Green New Deal, to help protect New Mexico’s land, air, and water.