Chairwoman Maloney to Hold Press Conference to Unveil Proposals on Environmental Justice

Aug 24, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (August 24, 2021)—On Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. ET in Long Island City, New York, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold an in-person press conference to unveil Committee environmental justice proposals to curb deadly pollution in frontline communities and direct federal resources to these neighborhoods.  Chairwoman Maloney will also be joined by members of the New York congressional delegation, members of the PEAK Coalition, community leaders, and impacted residents.

 

Following the press conference, at 11:15 a.m. ET in Astoria, New York, Chairwoman Maloney will hold a hybrid Committee roundtable on “Tackling Peak Pollution:  Achieving Environmental Justice for Frontline Communities” to hear directly from frontline communities that have been disproportionately burdened by pollution from power plants that operate during times of peak electricity demand.  These plants are less efficient than other sources but emit more toxins, demonstrating the need for the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 Initiative and high-impact solutions at the federal, state, and local levels.​

 

A livestream of the hybrid Committee roundtable will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.

 

WHAT:  

 

Chairwoman Maloney to Hold Press Conference to Unveil Proposals on Environmental Justice

 

WHERE:

Queensbridge Houses, near intersection of Vernon Blvd & 40th Ave., Queens, NY 11101 (across from Ravenswood Generating Station)

 

WHEN:

Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. ET
 

WHO:    

 

Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney

12th District of New York

 

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke

9th District of New York

 

Annel Hernandez

Associate Director

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

 

Anthony Rogers-Wright

Director of Environmental Justice

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

 

Adrien Salazar

Policy Director

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

 

Members of the New York Congressional Delegation

 

Media planning to attend the press conference in-person must RSVP to OversightPress@mail.house.gov by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

 

###

117th Congress