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As Donald Trump and leaders in Washington are dismantling critical environmental protections and advancing a dangerous brand of junk-science that threatens the health of our planet and the well-being of future generations, Joe Morelle is fighting back and doing all he can to preserve our environment and protect our children’s future.

In the State Assembly, Joe helped pass the Climate and Community Protection Act (A8270B) – the nation’s most ambitious climate protection bill. In addition, Joe has supported measures to safeguard New York’s coastal waters and protect the economies that rely on them by banning offshore drilling (A9819), he voted to ban hydraulic fracturing, and the transportation and storage of hydraulic waste in New York State (A5424), and helped pass legislation that ensures clean air and water are treated as fundamental rights for New Yorkers (A6279).

However, we need to do so much more. That is why in Congress Joe will work tirelessly to advance laws that protect clean, clean water, and preserve our open spaces. Joe will fight to reduce carbon pollution, support efforts to increase reliance on clean, renewable energies, and ensure that climate solutions do not disproportionately impact American workers and vulnerable communities.

Most of all, Joe believes that our nation’s environmental policies must put the interests of our children and future generations far head of profit-driven special interests and will support the following actions:

  • Rejoin the Paris Climate Accord;

  • Support efforts to reduce national carbon emissions by 50% by 2030;

  • Full EPA funding to ensure the requirements of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and other environmental and public health initiatives are met;

  • Protect clean energy incentive programs and support legislation expanding investments in renewable energies;

  • Work toward achieving a 100% clean energy economy by 2050;

  • Close loopholes that exempt drilling and fracking operations from abiding by standards within the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act;

  • Oppose new fossil fuel drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and other threatened onshore lands.