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Congressman Neguse Secures Colorado As Location For Climate Committee’s First Congressional Field Hearing

July 15, 2019
Press Release

Washington D.C. — Congressman Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District and serves as a member of House Leadership, today announced that the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold their first field hearing in Boulder, Colorado on August 1st. Committee Chair Kathy Castor (D-Florida), Committee Members and Congressman Neguse plan to visit with officials in Boulder and hold an official congressional field hearing on the clean energy transition.

“The state of Colorado —and the 2nd Congressional District in particular — is an epicenter for climate change research, home to both renowned research facilities at the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University and Federally-funded labs and facilities at the forefront of climate and environmental research,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “That is why it is only fitting that we would host the newly empaneled House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis here in Boulder for our very first field hearing to discuss critical state and local efforts to combat the climate crisis.”

“Colorado is on the front lines of bold climate action and green job creation, which is why we are focused on achieving 100% renewable energy by 2040,” said Governor Jared Polis. “I applaud Representative Neguse and my former colleagues for their efforts to address the climate crisis. Colorado has always served as a leader for clean-tech innovation and we have no intention of slowing down.”

“It is great news that Boulder was chosen as the first field hearing site and is a reflection of the strong commitment of municipalities in the Second Congressional District and Colorado generally, along with our partners at CU and the federal labs, to addressing climate change,” said Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones. “We are very thankful of Congressman Neguse’s leadership on this critical issue.” 

“The climate crisis is already harming the people and places we know and love, but we also have incredible opportunities to clean up our air and create new clean energy jobs,” said Representative Kathy Castor, who chairs the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and represents Florida’s 14th district in Congress. “We’re all in this together and I’m excited to meet with scientists, entrepreneurs and local leaders in Colorado who are working on solutions to our climate crisis.”