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The Unbearable Whiteness of Congressional Environmental Panels

In late June, 2021, Green 2.0 sent a letter to 15 Congressional committees with jurisdiction over policy involving climate and environmental issues. “Hearings are an integral element of the policy making process, and the inclusion of witnesses of color is key to ensuring that people across our nation have their voices heard,” the letter states. “As committees discuss pollution, water, energy, infrastructure, conservation, and many other environmental policies there must be greater inclusion and collaboration with communities of color.”  

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