I believe we can live in a country in which everyone can breathe clean air, drink clean water, and eat food without toxins. Many Americans choose to embrace sustainable environmental practices, but history shows that we can't rely solely on corporations and the free market to do what's right. I believe it is the responsibility of government to take decisive action to protect our natural resources, enact sustainable policies, and promote a green economy.
We need a safe and clean planet for all communities, not just for some. I am a strong supporter of the environmental justice movement, which brings low-income communities and communities of color into the larger efforts to create a cleaner world for future generations.
We must make strategic investments in green technologies, provide strong incentives for companies to act responsibly, and make it more affordable for American families to adopt Earth-friendly lifestyle choices.
My top environmental priority is to address the very serious challenge of global warming. I support necessary policies that will help our country reduce its carbon footprint, transition away from reliance on fossil fuels, and implement a carbon cap and trade system.