Nothing is more fundamental than the air we breathe and the water we drink. And there is nothing more important for us to do than to protect our planet for the next generation.
Climate change is a grave threat to the ecological and environmental health of our nation and planet. While some chose to deny the overwhelming scientific consensus, I recognize that the failure to address this challenge will, with certainty, result in further environmental degradation and incalculable damage to the world we pass on to our children.
Environmental sustainability requires a comprehensive, forward-looking approach that utilizes all of our nation’s assets and ingenuity. We must expand investments in clean energy technologies including solar, wind, geothermal, and nuclear. While we seek alternatives to replace our demand for oil and gas, we must continue exploring domestic energy sources in a way that minimizes their environmental impact. By responsibly pursuing energy independence, we can promote economic growth, create jobs and preserve our global leadership in industries such as agriculture, energy, manufacturing and transportation.
I am committed to urgently addressing the impending threat of climate change. By being responsible, strategic stewards of our environment and natural resources, I know we can ensure a healthy, clean and dynamic natural world—not just for today, but for generations to come