Jared believes global climate change is real and we must prevent the economic and environmental devastation that climate change will bring to Maine. We must get serious about lowering carbon emissions and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. That starts with the United States rejoining the Paris Agreement, and leading the global effort to combat climate change.
Jared believes we must do all we can to reduce carbon emissions by investing in fuel-efficient technologies and better transportation infrastructure. As a State Legislator, Jared has supported efforts to expand the use of renewable energy in Maine, and he has pledged to continue to do so in Congress.
Jared also believes we must fully fund the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure the safety of our air, water, and lands. We must keep polluters in check with strong environmental regulations, without over-regulating responsible small business owners. Environmental toxins like lead pose a major health crisis in Maine, particularly in our aging infrastructure and housing. Jared believes we must use every tool available to clean up our environment, and to ensure our children and future generations are protected.