I believe that clean air and water are a right for all human beings, and I accept the scientific consensus that climate change poses a threat to our future on this planet. Our beautiful parks and game lands in central PA have been exploited by lax regulations, allowing big energy companies to endanger the future of our planet.
As your representative in Congress, I will restore our pollution laws to protect our air, and crack down on fossil fuel companies that have injected dangerous chemicals into our rivers and streams through fracking. I will empower environmental and wildlife protection agencies to do their jobs. I will vote to protect our public lands, which will be the backbone of Pennsylvania’s tourism economy for years to come. The environmental challenges we face here in our district also present us with a great opportunity to join the next energy revolution. Pennsylvania is lagging behind the rest of the country on green jobs, and I will put people to work building up our renewable energy infrastructure in wind and solar. If we commit to a future focused on clean energy, we can hire the army of manufacturing professionals, construction workers, and equipment operators we’ll need to maintain it.