PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT
During his first term in Congress Joe has been working tirelessly to advance laws that protect clean air, clean water, and preserve our open spaces. And he is fighting to reduce carbon pollution, increase our nation’s 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 that is why he is working every day to pass comprehensive legislation that takes decisive action and tackles the climate crisis head-on.
In Congress, Joe has co-sponsored the following legislation:
H.Res 52 The Climate Emergency Resolution
Declares a climate emergency - requiring the U.S. government to implement a massive-scale response to halt, reverse, and address the climate change crisis.
HR 9 The Climate Action Now Act
Reaffirms the United States’ commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.
HR 763 The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
Aims to reduce carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 and 90% by 2050 by putting a price on carbon. 100% of revenues collected from carbon pricing will be returned to the American people.
HR 5221 The 100% Clean Economy Act
Would establish federal standards to reduce our nation’s carbon footprint and advance renewable energy solutions.
HR 230 The Ban Toxic Pesticides Act
Bans the use and stockpile of Chlorpyrifos.
HR 585 The BREATHE Act
Would prevent toxic pollution by eliminating the exemption for oil and gas companies. Adds hydrogen sulfide to the Clean Air Act’s list of hazardous air pollutants.
HR 4007 The FRESHER Act
Closes the loophole for oil and gas companies within the Clean Air Act.
HR 1497 The Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act
Would reauthorize certain water pollution control programs.
HR 1225 The Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act
Would allocate additional funding to the National Park Service.
HR 1146 The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act
Would revoke the Trump Administration’s authorization for oil and gas drilling.