Rob's Priorities

Climate Change & Environmental Justice

Tropical Storm Ida, Super Storm Sandy, and other storms in recent years devastated our district with a significant toll of human life, extreme property damage, and damage to our infrastructure. Climate change isn’t a distant threat. It is here and has had severe impacts on our area, hurting underserved communities the most. I think every day about the world we are leaving to the next generation. 

We must move swiftly to address climate change and continuously champion environmental justice for our communities. That’s why I fought to secure millions in environmental justice grants for the residents of our District. I am also a cosponsor of the COAST Anti-Drilling Act and the Clean Water Act to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and establish standards of protection for wetlands, streams, and other water bodies. 

In office, I will advocate to:

  • Support Democratic efforts to provide half a trillion dollars for our clean energy economy;
  • Cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 to improve the sustainability of the planet;
  • Provide cost savings and rebates to district residents as they transition their homes to clean energy;
  • Ensure that clean energy technology is manufactured in the United States, creating union jobs while battling climate change;
  • Electrify our public transit infrastructure; and
  • Champion environmental justice through initiatives like the Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator Act so that majority-minority communities are no longer forced to shoulder the burden of pollution and climate change.