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Reps. Luria, Castor to tour Hampton Roads to see areas impacted by flooding, sea level rise

The pair will visit the Port of Virginia, Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic HQ, Norfolk Naval Station, Myrtle Park, and the Fernwood Farms neighborhood.
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Rep. Elaine Luria (D, VA-02)

WASHINGTON β€” Congresswoman Elaine Luria on Monday will give Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14), the Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, a tour of Hampton Roads.

During Castor's visit, they will tour areas impacted by recurrent flooding, sea level rise, and other adverse effects of climate change.

The pair will visit the Port of Virginia, Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic HQ, Norfolk Naval Station, Myrtle Park, and the Fernwood Farms neighborhood in Chesapeake. 

At each stop, the Congress members will receive briefings on Hampton Roads military construction projects oriented toward resilience, the Defense Critical Infrastructure Program, Port of Virginia projects, and other related topics. 

Then they will meet with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission with Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Congressman Don McEachin (VA-04). Congressman McEachin is a member of the Select Committee.

The U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis is charged with delivering climate policy recommendations to Congress β€œto achieve substantial and permanent reductions in pollution and other activities that contribute to the climate crisis.” 

The committee was authorized by House Resolution 6 on Jan. 9, 2019, and will publish a set of policy recommendations by March 31, 2020, and a final report at the end of the 116th Congress. Its members include experts in environmental justice, coastal flooding, clean energy development, and other issues that are vital for addressing the climate crisis.

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