CONTRIBUTED BY REP. JASON CROW
Rep. Jason Crow was joined by health and environmental professionals for a forum on the impacts of climate change on public health at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.
The conversation centered on how climate change is already impacting our families’ health in Colorado. It also stretched beyond the state’s borders, to national and international issues, like standing up to special interests in Washington and upholding America’s commitment in the Paris Climate Agreement. During the forum, Rep. Crow spoke about his work in Congress to protect Colorado’s environment and families.
“Community conversations like this are vital to finding solutions to the threats that climate change poses. It’s time for Congress to lead on climate change and pass legislation that will protect our communities and children,” Rep. Crow said.
In Congress, Rep. Jason Crow works to lead on climate issues, ensuring that America takes action to curb climate change and reduce its impacts. He introduced the Military Installation Resilience Assuredness (MIRA) Act to help address the impacts of climate change on our national security. It would require large military installations to assess the risks posed by climate and extreme weather. His bill language was incorporated into the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 earlier this year.
Rep. Crow also introduced the SAVE Energy Act to promote home energy efficiency and save families money. He was a cosponsor of and voted for H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which ensures that the United States complies with its obligations in the Paris Climate Agreement. Rep. Crow works with other climate champions as part of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus to find solutions to environmental issues.
Tuesday’s panel included Congressman Jason Crow; Dr. James L. Crooks Ph.D., M.S., Associate Professor at the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at National Jewish Health, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology at Colorado School of Public Health; and Dr. Deserai A. Crow, Associate Professor and Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Concentration at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver; Dr. Katherine Dickinson, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health; and Ean Thomas Tafoya from Colorado Climate Organizer for Green Latinos and Co-Chair of Colorado Latino Forum.
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