Energy Independence & Protecting our Environment.
As a 23-year Navy veteran, I recognize that energy independence and protecting the environment are intertwined and each has been identified as a national security concern. Dependence on fossil fuels decreases our national options on where and when we must deploy the U.S. military and put service members in harm’s way. Virginia must do its part in addressing these issues and generate new, high-tech energy jobs by creating a business environment in which renewable energy can flourish.
I will hold oil and gas companies accountable when they pollute our air and water and put our health at risk. I will put the interests of our communities above those of corporate polluters.