Growing up on the Great Lakes, I learned the value and beauty of our natural waterways and the environment - and exactly how much damage we can do in the absence of regulation. There is nothing more fundamental to the wellbeing of each and every one of us that clean, safe and healthy air and water. Failing to protect our environment and recognize the reality of global climate change is senseless, and it is a mistake for which we must all pay the price, and for which our children and grandchildren may pay an even higher price. In Congress, I will be a champion for sensible regulation that addresses climate change and protects the air and water we all share”
There is an ancient saying I like to refer to when working on projects to preserve our environment, “we don’t inherit the earth, we borrow it from our children.” We have one world to call our home and yet special interests, pollution and overdevelopment are causing strain on our natural resources. Pretending these issues aren’t real doesn’t make them go away, and science can lead us to the solutions! I have worked to raise money and awareness for conserving our natural resources in Pennsylvania because everything is interconnected. Over-development and poor planning are constant risks to our environment, clean air, and clean water.
I will continue to work tirelessly to protect our environment. Quite simply, clean air and water are essential to life, and it is foolish to have so little regard for the basic fundamental on which all of us depend. We cannot accept politicians who deny the overwhelming scientific evidence that clearly demonstrates that the Earth is in danger, and we are rapidly approaching the point of no return.