Leader of New Climate Panel Talks of Need for ‘Bold Action’

Posted on February 9, 2019 5:38 am

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It does not yet have office space, staff or even Republican members, but Florida Rep. Kathy Castor is confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading role on one of the most daunting challenges facing the planet. Castor, who chairs the new panel, says those early obstacles can be overcome as lawmakers move to reduce carbon pollution and create clean-energy jobs. “The Democratic caucus is unified under the belief we have to take bold action on the climate crisis,” Castor said in an interview. While that can take many forms, the transition to renewable energy