Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change
Climate change is a severe threat to the safety and strength of nearly all aspects of our society—our economy, our environment, and our national security. Rep. Spanberger knows that the science on the potential effects of climate change is settled—and elected officials must heed the warnings of scientists and work together to develop a long-term strategy to counteract this escalating ecological crisis. To help mitigate the impacts of climate change, Rep. Spanberger is working in Congress to lower greenhouse gas emissions, protect our clean air and water, safeguard our public lands, and defend our endangered species. She also supports preserving environmental protections that maintain the health of Central Virginia’s ecosystems and natural resources and help preserve them for future generations.
Increasing Incentives for Clean Energy Development
Rep. Spanberger supports a transition from fossil fuel dependence to increased reliance on clean energy sources. She believes long-term, sustainable energy independence will not just benefit our environment, but it will encourage innovation and job growth across our economy and lessen our dependence on international actors whose values may conflict with those of the United States. Rep. Spanberger is fighting to advance bipartisan legislation in Congress that creates commonsense incentives for increased development of alternative and renewable energy sources, like wind and solar energies.