Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing our planet today. Scientists nearly unanimously agree that climate change is real, is caused by humans, and is already causing devastating problems in the United States and throughout the world. We must not sit on our heels and hope Washington figures it out, we must push the fight forward and attack climate change head on.
Let’s be clear: the reason the climate change crisis remains unsolved is not the fault of the average American, it is because the multi-billion dollar corporate energy giants are hell-bent on doing everything in their power to block action. Sadly, they have deliberately chosen to put their profits ahead of the health of our people and our planet. We see this ever more clearly with the recent administration’s plans to cut the EPA and President Trump’s executive order to curb the federal regulations combating climate change set by President Obama.
- We will reinvest those taxes into renewable energy sources such as wind, water, and solar to achieve a 100% clean, renewable energy grid by 2050.
- Fight any and all bills brought forward that support the building of new oil and natural gas pipelines.
- Reintroducelegislation to curve carbon emissions.
- Introduce a carbon tax.A carbon tax is a fee for making users of fossil fuels pay for climate damage their fuel use imposes by releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and for motivating switches to clean energy.