As a legislator, Upendra has addressed the need for open space and the significance of our environment. He has worked on banning radioactive waste from Superfund sites from entering our sewers, and supports chemical safety and providing access to clean water.
* RGGI- The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a regulatory program in the United States aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and more specifically reducing CO2 emissions 10% by the year 2018. This bill was passed by ten New England and Mid-Atlantic states, although on May 26, 2011 Governor Christie decided to withdraw New Jersey from the greenhouse pact. A move Assemblymen Chivukula proclaimed to be, "A reckless endangerment to the environment; [and] a regressive and misguided move that impedes decades of progress towards a responsible energy future."