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ALL ABOUT: House Climate Panel’s New Leader

Jan. 11, 2019, 12:52 PM

Rep. Kathy Castor’s (D-Fla.) commitment to environmental protection started early.

As a child, she looked up to her mother, Florida politician and onetime Democratic Senate candidate Betty Castor, as a role model for environmental advocacy around protecting Tampa Bay.

“My mother was sort of the trailbrazing female public servant in Tampa,” Castor told Bloomberg Environment. "[I was] a little girl, 6, 7 years old watching this.”

Castor is chairing the newly created House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Though it lacks the ability to move legislation on its own, the panel is expected ...

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