House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, is appointing Rep. Lacy Clay, D-University City, to the House Natural Resources Committee. “Since my earliest days in the U.S. House, I’ve been a dedicated advocate for cleaning up contaminated sites, stronger clean air and water standards, and protecting our precious forests, coastlines and wilderness refuges,” Clay said, in a statement released from his office.
Clay has previously joined Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, and Sens.Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., in a letter to the Department of Energy asking that the Army Corp of Engineers rather than the Environment Protection Agency, oversee the clean-up of the West Lake Landfill.
he plans to use this new committee assignment to “combat climate change, protect Missouri’s magnificent natural wonders, and advance the cause of environmental justice, especially in urban areas.”
In addition to this committee assignment, Clay will continue to serve as the ranking members on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit, and as a senior member of the Oversight & Government Reform Committee.