Scientists say we have just 10 years to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. But the fact is that the people of Maryland’s 7th District already experience the climate crisis on a daily basis. With record heat waves, rising sea levels, and severe storms, we cannot wait for action.
On my first day in Congress, I will join fellow House Democrats in co-sponsoring the Green New Deal, which will lay the groundwork for clean jobs, clean neighborhoods, and a brighter future for our district and our country. Nationally, Green New Deal programs can create millions of jobs and get us off of dirty energy in a decade. Locally, investment in clean energy and infrastructure can create good paying jobs, clean neighborhoods, clean air, and ease traffic congestion with projects that include:
Much of our district is just minutes from Maryland’s natural treasure, the Chesapeake Bay. Decades of corporate greed have polluted our water and devastated fisheries. A clean Bay means healthier people, more jobs, and more resilient ecosystems. As your Congresswoman, I will fight for increased funding to clean up and restore the Bay.
It’s my goal to see the Bay as healthy as it can be and every American living in a healthy and safe environment. I will fight to fully fund the EPA and hold polluters accountable. It’s good for the economy, for the environment, and for everyone who works and lives in the 7th.