An Environmental and Energy Policy for America’s Future
Protecting our environment and public health was not always a partisan issue, and it shouldn’t be today. Changing this begins with fighting to maintain environmental protections already in place. America’s economy and environment both demand a forward-looking comprehensive energy policy that prioritizes a rapid transition to clean energy while protecting American jobs and promoting economic growth. Jason will fight for an energy policy that will build a clean energy economy that allows the U.S. to once again be the world leader in energy development, innovation, and environmental protection while moving the American economy away from fossil fuels over the next few decades. Jason knows we also must elect a new generation of leaders that will fight for people and our planet over partisan politics.
The following priorities are based on the deeply held values of Jason and his family, and are shared by everyone who enjoys Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. Jason’s children are 5th generation Coloradans and his family has seen the state change over the decades. We do not have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy.
Climate change is a severe threat to the planet, people, and our nation. Congress must act to reduce carbon pollution and other emissions to protect against further impacts of climate change, but it must also work to help communities adapt to an already changing climate. It is essential that Congress act to address climate change because, as we have seen, presidential action alone may be undone quickly under a future administration.
In Congress, Jason is fighting to:
- Recommit to the Paris Climate Accord, cosponsoring the Climate Action Now Act
- Implement the Clean Power Plan so that the U.S. can initiate a sensible approach to carbon emissions reduction and transition to a more sustainable and competitive economy
- Work towards a comprehensive climate policy that will reduce carbon emissions, help cities and states adapt to a changing climate, and transition our economy to lead in the future energy economy
- Invest in clean energy technology and innovation to reduce carbon pollution and ensure that American workers are not left behind in a modernizing global economy
- Transition the Federal government to rely more on renewable energy, and place greater protections on our natural lands, sponsoring numerous amendments and bills to do just that
Fighting climate change will also help protect our clean air, clean water, public lands, and the environment we all depend on. In the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented roll-backs of America’s commitment to a safe environment and public health protection in. The U.S. was once a global leader in environmental protection. We must regain our leadership role to protect our planet and ensure long-term prosperity for our nation.