Pelosi taps Florida Democrat to lead climate change panel

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Her decades of experience in this fight, both in Florida and in the Congress ‘ “The costs of the changing climate and extreme weather events pose greater risks every day to American families,

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WASHINGTON (AP) ‘ House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday appointed Florida Rep. Kathy Castor to lead a special committee on climate change that will be reinstated in the new Congress.

Pelosi, the likely House speaker, said Castor brings experience, energy and “urgency to the existential threat of the climate crisis” facing the United States and the world. Castor is set to begin her seventh term representing the Tampa Bay area and serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“Congresswoman Castor is a proven champion for public health and green infrastructure, who deeply understands the scope and seriousness of this threat. Her decades of experience in this fight, both in Florida and in the Congress, will be vital,” Pelosi said.

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Analysis | The Daily 202: How a conservative think tank is trying to tackle climate change

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George Shultz, who was secretary of state under Ronald Reagan, now supports a carbon tax to address climate change. (File)

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PALO ALTO, Calif. ‘ While President Trump is systematically rolling back his predecessor’s efforts to combat climate change, the conservative Hoover Institution is trying to address the reality of rising temperatures, higher sea levels and more extreme weather.

The center-right think tank, which is affiliated with Stanford University and home to GOP grandees like Condoleezza Rice, is pursuing a host of initiatives that treat climate change as a pressing national security challenge and a market failure that requires government intervention.

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— The meeting came as Brown announced an executive order to expedite fire recovery, and Sen. Kamala Harris toured an evacuation center in Lake County. Nielsen plans to visit there tomorrow, and her lack of overlap with Harris may be fortuitous given the junior senator’s calls for Nielsen’s ouster.

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