We believe that we have a moral obligation to leave the Earth livable and sustainable for future generations. We believe that climate change is real, that what climate science tells us about the impact of fossil fuel consumption is not a hoax, and that the failure to act now is to guarantee environmental devastation that destabilizes our economy, harms our health, increases the chances of geopolitical conflict, and wreaks havoc on southern and coastal communities – all likely having the worst impact on our poorest citizens to boot.
We therefore support regulations that reduce our nation’s carbon emissions from motor vehicles, power plants, factories, and air liners, and believe that the EPA should be strengthened, not weakened. We support investments in infrastructure that allow our country to be powered by clean energy sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal, as well as incentives for cutting-edge companies to develop new technologies to reduce our carbon footprint -- something car manufacturers and the more enlightened energy producers are already doing. We reject shortsighted infrastructure projects such as additional pipeline construction, and methods of energy extraction such as fracking, that continue our dependence on high carbon-emitting energy sources while placing the environment of our local communities at further risk. And we support an immediate return to the Paris Climate Accord to keep us on track with greenhouse gas reduction goals and to reclaim our position in the world as a leader in climate policy.