Protect Our Environment and Safeguard Public Health

Virginia Senate Democrats recognize the urgent need to protect and restore our natural environment as the climate crisis threatens the lives and livelihoods of people worldwide. We’re fighting to protect the progress we’ve already made by keeping Virginia in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – a program that cuts pollution and lowers electric bills for working families. We reject the idea that environmental protection come at the cost of economic progress. Instead, we’re focused on creating incentives for businesses to innovate and grow while reducing pollution. Policies that protect clean air and water, sustainable energy sources, and promote biodiversity will not only safeguard public health, but also create economic growth for future prosperity.