Issues: Energy & the Environment

National:

The wise stewardship of our natural resources is critical to our nation’s national security, public health, and quality of life, and I am a staunch supporter of efforts to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat from environmental contamination. Click here to read more

State:Sierra Club-NC

Don’t Frack N.C.

Some lawmakers want to lift the state ban on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as early as next year. We need the General Assembly to protect North Carolina from this dangerous new method of gas drilling. Click here to read more

Local:

Clean water begins with you & me…

An estimated two-thirds of North Carolina’s water pollution is caused by polluted runoff, also called stormwater pollution. This runoff comes from our streets, lawns, and rooftops. It carries dirt, oil, fertilizer, pet waste, and many other pollutants directly to our streams, lakes, and rivers.Our waterways provide drinking water, recreation, and fish and wildlife habitat. These uses are threatened by the harmful effects of stormwater pollution.You can help! Click here to read more.