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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most crushing problems the world has ever faced, and the clock is ticking.  To avoid irreparable damage, experts tell us we need to reduce carbon emission 45% (versus 2010 levels) by 2030, and we’re not even close.

My opponent, who has voted for only three of 124 environmental bills since joining Congress in 2016 and questions the science behind climate change, will not protect you and your family from its many adverse effects.

Rising sea levels, extreme heat and drought, more extreme weather events, increased fires, and other adverse effects will disrupt everyone’s lives if we do not transition from fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas to renewable energy sources.  Gas and oil use not only contribute to climate change, but fracking to increase extraction yields in eastern Ohio and other areas leads to more methane in the air we breathe, drinking water contamination, fish kills, and even earthquakes.

As your representative to Congress, I will promote expanded use of renewable energy like solar, wind and geothermal.  Not only will this save the planet, but building and operating these green energy sources will create thousands of good jobs.

I will work to end unnecessary tax breaks for oil and gas companies, hold these companies accountable for damaging the environment, and no longer allow them to hide evidence of climate change in Ohio and elsewhere.

With the full support of my opponent, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has largely gutted the protections for clean water, allowing polluters to destroy wetlands and dump waste into streams and lakes in Ohio and across the nation.  They are also making the air we breathe less safe, by failing to regulate emissions of mercury and other toxic chemicals from power plants, and rolling back mileage efficiency targets.

I will work to restore these safeguards, and support legislation to make sure you and your family have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink.

Together we can reverse the damage done by the current administration and it’s enablers in Congress, so that we preserve a clean environment and healthy planet for our children, grandchildren and future generations.

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