I support the bipartisan proposal of the Citizens Climate Lobby to create a Carbon Dividend which would gradually increase the price of fossil fuels and give a dividend back to each American citizen each month. This would use the market to predictably transition our economy to 100% clean energy, creating millions of new jobs. This approach, also called “putting a price on carbon,” has been endorsed by Republicans including Christine Todd Whitman and George Shultz, as well as numerous Democrats.
Here is a link to the Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal details:
The United States should embrace the Paris Climate Accord and reinstate President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, but that is only the beginning.
All subsidies and other tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry should be abolished.
The Federal government should set aggressive deadlines for transitioning all government facilities, including the military, to 100% renewable energy (except for rare exceptions for select military necessities).
I support a ban on Federal approvals for new fossil fuel infrastructure, such as pipelines. I have testified at government hearings and demonstrated against the proposed PennEast and other pipelines in our area, as well as the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
The Environmental Protection Agency should be fully funded to enable the thorough and efficient enforcement of the Clean Air Act, The Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and other environmental protections that keep our air, water and soil free from poisons.
Fracking is poisoning our water, air and soil. I support a ban on new fracking wells. Enacting the Climate Dividend proposal would force an orderly, predicable end to fracking as the price of natural gas rises. I have testified and demonstrated against fracking in the Delaware River Basin.
I oppose construction of the proposed Elcon hazardous waste incinerator in our district. If constructed, it would bring about 200,000 tons of hazardous waste through our district on trucks, and release about 200 tons of poisons into our air, each year. Its site near the Delaware River endangers drinking water for 17 million people, fish and other wildlife in our district. I have testified at government hearings against this project.