Pelosi Statement on Final Report by Select Committee on the Climate Crisis


Date: Dec. 14, 2022
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Environment

peaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the release of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis' final report, "Solving the Climate Crisis 2022':

"Today's report by the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis reflects the extraordinary progress forged under our House Democratic Majority -- enormous strides made possible by the Select Committee's trailblazing leadership, invaluable insights and relentless work. At the same time, the Select Committee's findings make clear that more must be done to build the cleaner, greener, more sustainable future that our children deserve.

"For four years, Chair Kathy Castor and the Select Committee have been at the heart of the Democratic Congress' fight to save our planet: mobilizing support, shaping a bold vision and crafting unprecedented legislative action. Their work formed the foundation of Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act, helping to deliver the largest climate investment in human history. This transformative legislation is delivering the tools America needs to slash carbon pollution by 40 percent this decade and move toward a net-zero, clean energy future. The Select Committee has also played a key role in House Democrats' work to bolster climate resilience in underserved communities with our Infrastructure Law and invest in next-generation energy technologies with our CHIPS and Science Act. Indeed, nearly half of the recommendations in the Select Committee's 2020 Climate Crisis Action Plan have been enacted into law -- and House Democrats remain committed to fighting for more.

"Today's report is a playbook for the next Congress -- yet House Republicans continue to treat the climate crisis like a hoax. Meanwhile, President Biden and House Democrats will never relent in our mission to preserve God's Creation for future generations. As I made clear at COP27, alongside Chair Castor and our distinguished Congressional delegation: America is all in to fight the climate crisis."