Protecting our air and our water is a public health imperative, a national security imperative, an economic imperative and a moral imperative.
The catastrophic risks posed by climate change are real, and unless we take immediate steps to steer ourselves onto a different course, we will keep exposing ourselves – and our most vulnerable citizens – to immense harm. Recent water contamination crises in local communities like Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh are an urgent reminder that the federal government has a central role to play in protecting safe drinking water.
Zephyr Teachout has worked alongside community leaders throughout the Catskills and Hudson Valley to organize successfully for the state ban against fracking, and is a vocal advocate for renewable energy investments. In Congress, she'll keep on fighting for:
- Adopting clean sources of energy by ending the intricate system of public subsidies that keeps dirty sources of energy artificially cheap, and instead promote renewable sources: solar, wind, and hydro.
- Protecting our waterways and drinking supply by reducing the risk of contamination, giving residents better information about existing risks and ensure that when contamination is found, the responsible parties are held accountable.