Issue Position: Energy and the Environment

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2016

We must protect and preserve our environment for future generations, and that requires careful stewardship of our precious natural resources. Environmental protection is also key to growing a vibrant 21st century economy. I have been a staunch advocate for moving us away from our dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil and have supported efforts to cut our greenhouse gas emissions. We must also become energy independent and make strategic investments in clean, renewable, and sustainable energy right here at home. I will continue to fight for the protection of our coastlines and open spaces, as well as a healthy environment for Ventura County. I have been and will continue to be deeply involved in cleaning up chemical and radioactive contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and at the former Halaco metal smelting facility to better protect the health and safety of our community.

"The Sierra Club's National Political Team and the Los Padres Chapter are pleased to support your campaign in appreciation of your demonstrated commitment to protecting America's environment." - Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club