Environment

Environment

Protecting the environment is extremely important. We need to make sure that we vigorously defend laws and rules that are protecting American’s air and water from pollutants. Companies should not be able to dump mining waste into our waterways, especially since many of our communities draw their water supplies from these same waterways. We also need to do everything we can to combat climate change. The clear majority of climate scientists believe, and climate models support, that humans are causing most the increase of temperature since 1950. We should continue to support the move to renewable clean energy. This can not only cut our carbon emissions but also can bring well-paying jobs to communities. We need to also make sure that we continue to fund research into clean energy and transportation so we can continue to be a leader in this emerging and growing industry.

  •  Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Invest in research to reduce the effects of climate change and preparations for the effects of climate change
    • Americans in coastal areas need to be prepared for rising sea levels and increased severe weather
    • America’s farmers need to be prepared for hotter growing seasons with more variability in precipitation and increased severe weather
  • Enforce laws to protect our waterways and air quality
    • Need to make sure our water supplies are kept clean
    • Air pollution can be a serious public health concern
  • Invest in green energy
    • Creates jobs
    • Reduces carbon dioxide emissions