CARE FOR CREATION: More than 180 groups call for Rep. Raúl Grijalva to be ranking Democrat on House Natural Resources Committee



from the Center for Biological Diversity


NOTE: Pax Christi USA signed onto this letter.

WASHINGTON— A diverse coalition of groups today urged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic caucus to elect Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) as the next ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources. In today’s letter, the groups make a strong case for why Grijalva’s unwavering commitment to protecting America’s long-term environmental security makes him the right choice to succeed Rep. Peter DeFazio, who is expected to become ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Grijalva, long-recognized for his leadership for conserving the nation’s resources as a public trust, is currently ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus.

“Congressman Grijalva has been one of our strongest voices for environmental stewardship, protection of public lands and endangered wildlife, and environmental justice…

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