Protecting Long Island’s Environment

There’s no greater threat we face as a nation and globally than the effects of climate change. Long Island is especially vulnerable, which is why protecting our environment has been a top priority of mine in my ten years as a legislator and chair of the Suffolk County Legislature’s environment committee. I’m proud of my legislation that has helped get contaminants out of our water and limited single-use plastics county-wide, but there’s so much more to be done.

In Congress, I will continue to advocate to preserve Long Island’s coastline and open spaces, keep pollutants out of Long Island’s bays, waterways and sole-source aquifer, and invest in green infrastructure projects to increase our resiliency and lower our environmental impact. I will support national initiatives to transition toward 100% clean electricity by 2035 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. As we make progress on these issues, I’ll work to ensure that we promote environmental justice for the communities that have been left behind to deal with the harmful effects of pollution and climate change for generations. The bottom line is, I’m staunchly committed to achieving bold action on climate change, so we do not pass the full weight of this burden to our children and grandchildren.