Climate change is an immediate and existential threat, and we must take action to address it. I support modernizing our electric grid to increase the distribution of renewable energy, creating incentives to expedite battery storage for intermittent renewable resources, and banning offshore drilling. I am an original cosponsor of the Defend Our Coast Act, which wouldprohibit leasing for exploration, development, and production of oil or gas off the coast of North Carolina, and the Arctic Refuge Protection Act, which would permanently protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas drilling. I have been proud to help grow North Carolina’s clean energy sector, creating tens of thousands of jobs in our state, and I bring this track record of clean energy advocacy and environmental stewardship with me to Congress.
In Congress, I’ll be serving on the House Space, Science and Technology Committee.