We live and raise our families in Colorado for the quality of life it provides to us. My district stretches the metro area from the foothills to the plains. As your Congressman, I am committed to protecting our environment. Things like recycling, bicycling when possible, investing in renewable energy technologies, working to preserve open space and fighting global warming are ways we can preserve not only our quality of life but our environment. Specifically, investing in renewable energy technology is good for jobs, the environment and our national security.
Climate Change and Energy Independence
I am concerned about the potential effects on our climate resulting from global warming. Additionally, Americans recognize that one of our greatest threats to national security is dependency on foreign energy. The House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act in June of 2009, which contained key provisions toward curbing greenhouse emissions, promoting clean domestic energy production, and providing key environmental protection to our communities. This historic legislation represents a comprehensive strategy benefiting our economy, our environment, and our national security. I was a proud supporter of this legislation. As work on the bill continues in the United States Senate, I will continue to fight for priorities that impact Coloradans.
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