Issue Position: Environment
Stronger storms. Increased flooding. Red tide. Algae blooms. Tons of dead fish washing up on our coasts. We can't ignore the horrible images, and we can't keep talking about protecting our coast and our environment. South Florida is ground zero for climate change, and we must act now.
Through my work at the Coral Restoration Foundation, I've worked to slow the impact of climate change on our marine life and our reefs. I'm committed to investing in clean energy and innovative infrastructure, not just to move us to a low fossil fuel economy but also to protect our communities from sea-level rise.
In Congress, I serve in leadership on this issue as the Vice Chairwoman of the U.S. House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee. I've helped secure $200 million in funding for Everglades restoration and remain committed to protecting our vibrant ecosystem.