"Newly-Formed House Climate Panel Holds First Hearing"

"A new committee formed by House Democrats to address climate change held its first hearing on Thursday, welcoming young leaders in the Green movement.

The first hearing of the long-awaited committee championed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), called the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, was intended to provide a platform for those most affected by climate change to make the case for action. To mark its first hearing, the panel welcomed a group of young climate activists who testified about their experiences with climate change.

“What is necessary to address the climate crisis is to stop carbon pollution from accumulating in the atmosphere. That requires action. Urgent action. Ambitious action,” said Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), who chairs the panel."

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill April 4, 2019.

Source: The Hill, 04/05/2019