Heinrich, Special Committee On The Climate Crisis To Hold First Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Wednesday, July 17 at 11 a.m. MT/1 p.m. ET, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will participate in the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis' first hearing titled, “A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level.” The committee will discuss local efforts around the country to cut carbon pollution, become more resilient to the impacts of climate change, and how the federal government can and should play a role in helping cities achieve their goals. 

Senator Heinrich has been a leading voice in the Senate on the need to combat climate change. As a member of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, he is helping to lead the effort to finally implement real solutions to eliminate carbon pollution, mitigate the devastating effects of climate change, and create a managed transition to an economy run 100 percent on clean energy. Senator Heinrich is a strong advocate for enhancing local governments’ ability to transition to clean energy sources and mitigate the impacts of the growing climate crisis. Last year, Senator Heinrich launched a Solar Toolkit to connect communities in New Mexico to resources and strategies to go solar.

A list of witnesses, testimony, and a livestream of the hearing will be available here.

***Press interested in attending should RSVP at press@heinrich.senate.gov or call (202) 228-1578.***

Washington, D.C. - Wednesday, July 17, 2019

WHO:  U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich 

WHAT: Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis Hearing “A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level”

WHEN:  11 a.m. MT / 1 p.m. ET 

WHERE: SVC-208, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. 

LIVESTREAM: www.democrats.senate.gov/climate