Climate Change, Clean Air, and Clean Water
Climate change is one of the most serious long-term threats to our nation and the world. That’s why in Congress, Marilyn has worked with her colleagues to advance the recommendations put forward by the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and to protect Puget Sound. She helped re-launch the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, and then secured historic funding increases for Puget Sound restoration. She also has called for the elimination of a toxic chemical killing coho salmon in the Pacific Northwest, highlighted the need for more federal investment in tribal communities and conservation, and fought the plan to expand offshore drilling. She is working to reinstate regulations on emissions and protections for our public lands and will advocate for rebuilding the EPA, especially offices and programs designed to track the health and environmental impacts of pollution in under-served communities. Marilyn will keep working to invest in renewable energy in pursuit of a carbon-free future so it is easier for consumers of energy and transportation to make better choices for clean air and clean water.