House Committee on Oversight and Reform Roundtable: Achieving Environmental Justice for Frontline Communities
On August 26, 2021, PSE Director of Research Dr. Elena Krieger joined the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform for a hybrid roundtable called Tackling Peak Pollution: Achieving Environmental Justice for Frontline Communities.
The event was hosted as part of the Committee’s broader efforts on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 Initiative. Speakers focused on the public health and equity impacts of peaker power plants, with Dr. Krieger providing remarks on operational, environmental health, and demographic characteristics of peakers. Citing her research on replacing peaker plants with energy storage, Dr. Krieger discussed the benefits of replacing peaker power plants with community-based clean energy and energy storage.
Read Dr. Krieger’s comments or watch the full Committee hearing below.