On Earth Day, Greta Thunberg, Experts to Testify at Environment Subcommittee Hearing

Apr 16, 2021
Press Release
Chairman Khanna to Examine the Role of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Preventing Action on the Climate Crisis

Washington D.C. (Apr. 16, 2021)— On Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. E.T., Rep. Ro Khanna, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Environment, will hold the Subcommittee’s first hearing of the Congress on Earth Day entitled, “The Role of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Preventing Action on the Climate Crisis.”

 

Currently, the United States is the largest producer of oil and gas in the world.  Under President Donald Trump, the fossil fuel industry received between $10.4 billion and $15.2 billion in direct pandemic relief from the federal government.

 

This hearing will discuss the dire health and economic impacts of fossil fuel subsidies and why the current Administration and the rest of the international community should fulfill their commitments to repeal fossil fuel subsidies.

 

The hearing will also examine how federal subsidies for the fossil fuel industry disproportionately affects already vulnerable communities.

 

WHAT:  

 

Subcommittee on Environment Hearing on “The Role of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Preventing Action on the Climate Crisis”

 

WHEN:

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. E.T.
 

WHO:    

 

Greta Thunberg
Founder
Fridays For Future

 

Tara Houska
Founder
Giniw Collective

 

Joseph Aldy
Professor
Harvard University

 

Peter Erickson
Climate Policy Program Director
Stockholm Environmental Institute

 

Jill Antares Hunkler
Seventh Generation Ohio Valley Resident

WATCH:

A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight

and Reform website.

 

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117th Congress